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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-18
I'm wondering if I can get a snowflake eel with my two tomato clowns, bubble tip, and African red starfish? Will it irritate them if I get the snowflake?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    The eel won't eat the anemones, but it will eat the starfish. Initially compatiblity will not be a problem with the fish as they occupy different areas, with the clowns in the anemone and the eel hiding in the rockwork. Over time however, the eel can grow up to about 40' and protein is its diet, so eventually the clownfish may become a snack if they are small enough to fit in the eels mouth.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-21
    I don't think so, the eel is not bothering anything and it only gets to 24 inches. Also the clowns are too big, I think it's going to be fine.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-24
    Also snowflake eels don't typically get more than 12 inches in a 55 gal and it's very rare for it to happen but thanks for the info anyways.
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Justin Dancing Hawk - 2011-09-12
I just got a lovely and HUGE Green Bubble tipped anemone with reddish tips on its tentacles. It's gorgeous and is hosting a small Maroon Clownfish that's absolutely adorable! I've been calling him "Little Red" and come to think of it, that sort of Honors Mr. Red Skelton and that is surely something I am highly pleased to do! He filled my childhood with many hours of delight while my family faithfully watched his show every week without fail! I've been naming my Clownfish after famous clowns. My Tomato Clownfish is named "Emmitt" ( I wasn't sure of the spelling ! LOL! ) after the wonderful Emmitt Kelly. My new Anemone is at least 5 inches. I couldn't tell at first just how big it was because it is in a fake rock that I'm currently trying hard to evict it from so I can return it to the store, since it is a very undesired feature! You can imagine my delight when I discovered I'd just gotten a smoking deal ( $20 bucks !! ) on this huge anemone!! GOD I love Petco!! LOL!

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  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Can a bubble tip anemone(green) fit into a 14G?
  • Thomas Herrick - 2012-10-17
    I wouldn't trust Petco with purchases on live creatures. Since they don't receive DIRECT shipments, the percentage of receiving a creature with certain ailments (I bought a beautiful Coral Beauty Angelfish, only to see the small white dots, that were invariably Marine Ick, on it,) SKYROCKETS. By the time I treated the water, and did hyposalinity treatments, half of my fish were wiped out. As far as anemones go, I haven't had particular issues with any (Condylactis, Green Bubble Tip, Rosebud, and Sebae anemones.) HOWEVER, keep in mind that parasites can often latch on to anemones (even though they provide no nutrition,) until they find themselves being put into your tank. Remain cautious, and try your best to refrain from purchasing live aquaria from CHAIN stores. Other than that, hope your system is doing well.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-18
    I have two tomato clowns, a bubble tip, and an African red starfish. The clowns had ick and then the ick disappeared and I got them from Petco. I trust them a lot.
  • Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-22
    Though I trust my Pedro in r Eau Claire WI I wouldn't trust shipping though. I would just go to the store make it easy.
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-22
Ok I have 55 gal tank with an African star, a snowflake eel, and two tomato clowns. Sadly my anemone died for some reason but I'm wondering if I could get a Niger trigger fish? If not what fish can go with them? I've heard tomato clowns are not nice to other fish but they didn't do CRAP when I had Daniels..... PLEASE HELP ME HERE.

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Carlos - 2014-01-31
Beautiful coral! but be aware that it is very aggressive and not only with other corals. I had mine for several months without a problem. One of my clown fish started hosting it. The bubble coral decided that fishes are not friends but food. One morning my little clown fish was half way inside the mouth of the bubble coral. Needless to say I got rid of the coral since I did not want any more fish ending up as the bubble coral's meal.

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rob krausse - 2014-01-26
I think I killed mine!!!
Got mine the other day. Took awhile to open and close; feed it yesterday but today it is inside out. Looks like it is shedding with a lot of mucous; anybody ever have this happen?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-26
    Yes, I have had them turn inside out. It's usually either because it was very stressed when you got it, or the tank conditions were not to it's liking. Check with your supplier, they may get you a replacement.
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satrajit - 2011-05-07
It's difficult to keep in a tank.
Strong light.
Need strong water flow.
It requires ideal calcium, magnesium, strontium for live and requires accurate water testing equipment. mainly white band disease can attack stag horn coral. Always take precaution to prevent disease,
only a expat can keep this type coral in the tank.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-09
    Thank you for the information. Doesn't sound like an easy thing to do. Any suggestions?
  • joseph.bryan@dayco.com - 2014-01-12
    I have a different experience, not so difficult to keep and in my tank I have this very coral shown in their picture under 4 54 watt T5 and it grows an 1” a month. Lot’s of flow is needed
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Anonymous - 2012-04-24
Hey can a condy anemone fit in a 14G?

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  • James - 2012-04-28
    Short answer...NO!!!
    They give off waste like having four fish.
    And they get huge.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-28
    They really need a much bigger tank to be happy.
  • Spook - 2014-01-04
    Mine is in a 6 gallon and doing great BUT it is connected to a BIG algae scrubber. (It was very 'naughty' in the big tank ~ so gave it's own tank).
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vitz - 2013-12-18
the info in this article is outdated and wrong. the LAST place you should put an elegance is 'buried' in the substrate, oriented upwards. elegances do NOT grow w/ a vertical orientation in the wild. AND, due to the 'elegance coral disease', it should NOT be attempted by relatively new hobbyists. it's an expert level coral only, and has been, since the early '90's, due to the rampant spread of 'elegance coral disease syndrome'. elegances should be oriented SIDEWAYS, off from vertical, prefferably on rock.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    Thanks for bringing the current data about the Elegance Coral Syndrome (ECS) that is affecting this coral to our attention! We have updated the page to reflect the Elegance Coral Syndrome with information and a link to Eric Borneman's 2008 article describing this challenging disease and its effect on keeping an otherwise moderately easy coral.

    As far as the orientation of the coral, this species has a wide distribution and can be found attached to rock structures with an the orientation you describe, but it is also found free-living on soft substrates, so can be oriented in a soft substrate just as well.
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XxconanxX - 2013-11-04
I'm catching hell with me elegant coral I love both of them to death but I just can't get it right for them

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Annette - 2013-08-15
My very large leather coral has detached itself from its rock, so I took some advice and put a large wooden skewer through it and rubber banded it to a large rock. Well today it ripped itself off the skewer what do I do now?

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  • David Brough - 2013-08-22
    I sounds like it doesn't like where it is located. Try moving it around the aquarium to places with more light, less water flow, etc. Whatever is different from what it has now in hopes of finding a place it likes.
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