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Unread 12/27/2021, 10:07 PM   #1
TrevorHenry
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Clown Killing RBTA

Well, Iím at a loss for words
I have a 16 gallon with 8 anemones in it and thatís it.
Temp 80, Ammonia 0-.25pp, Nitrates .25-.5ppm, Salinity 1.024-1.025
Tank has a ATO.

So far I have had 4 clowns in it,
One was a complete mess up and my fault on his death

2nd one Iím at a loss, he hosted a nem, next day dead. Was healthy for a solid month, hosted the nem all night and next day was very pale to the color, no signs of disease.

Picked up a platinum clown hosting a GBTA and 3 more
Nems (Total of 8 now) and a single small to medium size looked like a Maine Mocha clown

Platinum clown and nem go in tank and the clown hasnít left the anemone and is looking healthy.

Mocha clown first night tryís and host the same nem that the last one did, and the next day same exact thing.

Pale color, erratic swimming, and dead

Iím at a loss. The tanks water isnít perfect, but for 2 clowns itís definitely up to par

The Nems are doing great, no stress. 4 came from one mom, 3 from one mom, and 1. The 4 that came from one seem to just kill any clown that touches them.

I donít know what else to do, Iím at a loss for words and donít understand.

Any advice, anyone gone through this before?


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Unread 12/27/2021, 10:11 PM   #2
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Unread 12/27/2021, 10:22 PM   #3
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To be honest, I've never heard of anything like what you are doing going well long term. Usually 2 clowns eventually pair up and bully/kill any other clown within 2 feet of their favorite anemone, so that seems more likely than a BTA killing a clown that is being hosted by the same kind of anemone. And speaking of anemones, I literally can't picture that many BTAs in a 16g tank. You wouldn't happen to have a picture of your setup, would you?

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Unread 12/27/2021, 10:25 PM   #4
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I spoke too soon about the pictures. And it doesn't look like they are paired up, so not sure about that either. It'll be interesting to see that tank again after all the anemones settle in and stretch out.

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Unread 12/27/2021, 10:40 PM   #5
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I spoke too soon about the pictures. And it doesn't look like they are paired up, so not sure about that either. It'll be interesting to see that tank again after all the anemones settle in and stretch out.

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Havenít been in the reef game for a while, got a little a nano and just doing a complete anemone tank and wanna do 4-6 clowns down the line but I just donít understand whatís going on. This platinum was hosting the GBTA at LFS so I took both even though I didnít really want a GBTA. The mocha hosted the red one on the left for about 20 minutes, then all night was hiding under the GBTA around the foot. And next day. Dead. It just makes no sense that 2 clowns have died the same way after hosting the same nem. The nem is beautiful. A very deep red and I donít want to get rid of these 4 as they are very deep in the rock with their foot.


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How old is your tank? How did you acclimate the clowns?


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