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Old 06/23/2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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Artificial Anemones Viable?

So, I have an aquarium that I'm looking to populate with clownfish. It's all set up with live rock, snails and all; I just haven't gotten to the whole "fish" part yet.
I was wondering if it would be ok to use a fake anemone for the clownfish that I'll be getting, and maybe some pointers to some reliable sources for them.
Advice for keeping clownfish in general would also be appreciated.


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Old 06/23/2019, 10:20 PM   #2
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Ceramic flowerpots work perfectly as anemone surrogates. For some reasons anemonefish really like them.

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Old 06/24/2019, 05:37 AM   #3
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I think structures and texture of the anemone is important. I don't think anemone would go for the silicone fake anemones. Please take this with large gain of salt. I have never have a fake anemone in any of my tanks. As ThRoewer suggested, a small ceramic flower pot works well to keep clownfish comfortable and breeding, but certainly does not look natural.


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A fake anemone worked for me when I didnít have a real one. But now they are in a green lta.






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Ceramic flowerpots work perfectly as anemone surrogates. For some reasons anemonefish really like them.

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A fake anemone worked for me when I didnít have a real one. But now they are in a green lta.






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I mean, what with the whole flowerpot business this seems like overkill but
Where'd you get the fake anemone from and approx how long did you keep it?


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Glazed or no?
Not glazed, just the plain cheap ones.

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Old 06/25/2019, 01:42 PM   #8
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I mean, what with the whole flowerpot business this seems like overkill but

Where'd you get the fake anemone from and approx how long did you keep it?


Itís still in my tank. I got mine from petco. They are available online too. The flowerpot can serve as a breeding home for clownfish but mine never been hosted in it. They really prefer ďanemone-likeĒ structures. My long tentacle anemone is living in a flowerpot. Never moved since I put it there.


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