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Old 05-30-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Will Long Tentacle Anemone kill Cleaner Shrimp?


Hi newbie to the forum here! Just bought a long tentacle Anemone for my 2 ocellaris clowns (hope they like it)

First, I would like to ask what the likelyhood of my cleaner shrimp getting stung or killed? The cleaner shrimp will dance around on the anemone, and worried me a bit.

Also, how long can it take for a clown to host if at all? My goofy clowns just flutter by overlooking it

Any experience would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry to much about the shrimp. It is possible for the anemone to eat the shrimp, but highly unlikely. LTA/M. doreeniss is not the natural host for ocellaris, so it's hard to tell how long it will take them to move into it. I had a pair of captive bred ocellaris that took over a year to move into a LTA. Others have had it happen much sooner. All you can really do is have patience.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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My clowns hosted in a condy before I traded up to an LTA. They took to the LTA almost immediately. I wouldn't worry too much about your shrimp. Mine gets close, but it is smart enough to keep it's distance.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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My cleaner shrimp never left my LTA alone and I still have the little guy, now a huge shrimp (oxymoron) and I also had ocelarris clowns host my LTA.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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They still haven't even looked at the LTA! I wonder if it's positioning right in the front on the sand is bad? My clowns don't venture up front, or near the bottom for long periods of time. They always shoot right to the back behind the rocks. Also, have yet to see the anemone eat. Have put mysis shrimp in the center and not seeing aggressive eating. Maybe it's still stressed. Thanks for your responses!
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:03 PM   #6
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I've generally found that it takes at least a few days for new nems to get their "stickyness" back after getting aclimated to a new tank. As long as your lighting is good, you should be ok. My LTA and BTA love krill. Every now and then, I will also squirt some rotifers on them for a light snack.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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I just bought a LTA and a Maroon clown (from different tanks). I put the (large)nem in a corner, once they in the tank and settled for a few days I put a net in the tank and hearded the maroon to the nem. He wasnt sure but got aquanted and the next day they were best buddies. Man what an excellent thing to watch
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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hi yes i know what you mean, i have three lta's one is sat on a rock ,one has his foot in the sand and the other is in the hole of my cannon ornament,all very close i introduced two clarki's one immediately hosted the hem on the rock, the other hosted the one with it's foot in the sand and the other hem is without a bud die at the moment, i love watching the clarki's feeding the nems, as soon as i put the moonlights on the clarki's dive into their respective nems it is really cool.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #9
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i am a bit confused about what i'm told should be. and what actually ,is ,in my tank.

my nems even though they are not clones, all wan't to be close together, if i move some rock which means they are separated, they move closer together,one is a purple tipped lta with a pink body and orange foot the others are white with purple tips bit odd i think
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #10
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Shoot I had a hard time getting my bts ut of his bag as far as my clown was concerned he was already home and worth protecting lol
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