then I guess I should not have taken that clown from him ... I hope he does not eat any of my others! He has only been in there since wed, I was told not to feed the first week. I guess I will feed it tomorrow, just to be on the safe side. It still has not attached to anything.
Was your clown aquacultured? If so, do you know if it was F1, F2, F3, yada, yada, yada. Some mariculturing companies are pushing the limits and the offspring are too far from F1 IMO. These clowns that are pushed too far understand enough to know that;
A: This is an anemone and I should be in it
However, they don't understand this;
B: I need to rub on this anemone's foot to pick up it's slime coat before I go anywhere REMOTELY close to it's tentacles. CLOWNFISH AND ANEMONES ARE NOT FRIENDS. The same goes for Cardinals. The anemone doesn't have a clue the clownfish is there. The slimecoat tricks it. If the anemone had a clue the clown was there, it would eat it.
We all like to think that a clownfish and anemone is a symbiotic or mutualistic relationship....it isn't. (Technically, it is but it's not on purpose).
Where did you read not to feed for the first week? I HIGHLY disagree with that advice. They wander less in the beginning if fed properly.