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Condy Anemone and BTA?

Discussion in 'Anemone' started by Araignees, May 27, 2009.

  1. Araignees

    Araignees Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    I just bought a condylactis anemone today on an impulse (sale!) and was told by the salesman at the store that it would be all right for my tank. However, after doing a little more research (I know, should have done it beforehand >_>), I am reading a lot of bad experiences with these anemones. I already have had a BTA that is doing well and now I have read that one should not keep 2 types of anemone in the same tank.

    When I put the condy anemone in, it went straight for my corals. I have read that they are much stronger stingers than the BTAs and I am thinking about taking it back tomorrow, as I am afraid that it will travel around and kill my corals/fish.

    Is it safe to keep 2 types of anemone in the same tank? Furthermore, is the condy anemone safe for this setup? I have a 20 gallon tank, so I think it might be too small of a space if one or the other is going to be really territorial.

    Sorry if this has been posted before, I am a total newbie. :) Thanks!
     
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    If you have a BIG tank then 2 anemone is ok, but for a 20 gallon..no way.
     
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    Ok thanks, that's what I needed to know. I will try to take him back tomorrow. :)
     
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    Good choice. I would definately agree that there is no way a BTA and Condy will be ok in a 20G. 200G maybe. You read right, condys pack a mean sting and will probably take out your BTA with enough time. I had one condy in my 29G for about 7 years and it was huge (1/2 the tank) before I gave it away with my maroon clown to a 225G home. Anytime I stuck my hand in the tank the condy would latch onto my hand if I got near it and stick like velcro on my skin, then Mr Maroon clown would come bite my hand, few times drawing blood.
     
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    Ace, sounds like it was a good idea that you rehomed that pair... they were out to get you.
     
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    for what its worth, I didn't have a problem with my condy messing with corals. It stayed under rock... which may have meant it was not doing well... might try a BTA this time.
     

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