My clownfish have finally found the anemone, but I have a question about them

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mamasky

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I havea b&w perc and a regular perc who have evicted my porcelin crab and taken over my sebae. So, I've noticed over the past week or 2 that my clowns suck or chew on the tentacles of the sebae. It almost looks like they're nursing from it :lol: First it was just my regular perc but now I've noticed both of them doing it.
Is it normal or do I have odd clowns??? lol
 

mandy21

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I thought I remembered someone else posting that their clowns or other fish did this as well. I can't speak from personal experience, haven't gotten a nem . . . yet.
 

gomrjoe

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They definitely do that, quite normal. Be patient, if you get lucky, your clowns may actually start to bring your nem a meal! Witnessed it first hand, coolest thing!
 

mamasky

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They definitely do that, quite normal. Be patient, if you get lucky, your clowns may actually start to bring your nem a meal! Witnessed it first hand, coolest thing!
I'm just happy they finally took to the thing. We've had the nem and regular perc for more than a year now and the b&w for more than 6 months. It's really neat to see the both of them bouncing around together.
I have a video of them fighting my lemon damsel from the nem. It's pretty funny.
 

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I'm debating if I wanna get one or not.. But I got time until I feel comfortable enough with my water conditions :)
 

<3Oscar

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The wife of my LFS owner keeps a BTA that is hosted by a pair of clowns. He told me that hers do the same thing and that it is sort've a way of cleaning the anemone.
 
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