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    Posted: May 01 2014 at 6:45pm
I wanted to share this.  My clowns host almost everything in my tank.  The female mainly sticks to the anemone, and the male joins her, but at night she sleeps in the nem and he usually sleeps in the duncan.  Well, a week or two ago I added a goniopora and now my clowns are hosting it as well!  They are taking ownership of everything!  I'm hoping they will start spawning.  I had a orchid dotty back in there and they seemed to be always battling for territory, but I think during the night my urchin displaced a rock over his spot and it fell on him and killed him.  Now the clowns seem more secure and comfortable in the tank.  It's interesting the clowns were so bothered by the dottyback but don't mind the coral beauty at all. 

The Goniopora doesn't seem to mind the hosting except when the clown really bears in to it, but I have a feeling like my duncan when the clowns first started hosting and was upset, that it will eventually become accustomed to it. 

Just wanted to share because I thought it was awesome.  I'd never heard of a clown hosting a goniopora.   Interestingly, they leave the hammer alone. 






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My clowns host to my overflow and also to my Monti plate at times
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Overflow? Hard coral? Lol. That's crazy!
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Yep wiggle around, guard, and sleep in, I think the host where they feel safest, I have a anemone and green star polyp, hammer, frogspawn that they dont touch
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My clowns host the open water...nothing else.
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I used pictures to help my clowns host in their anemones... Both sets of my clowns have their own! 
Orange/White host a RBTA and my Black/White host a Pink Bubble Tip... Love it!
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So you put up pictures of clowns in nems? I never heard of that but it makes sense.
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My Picasso clowns host the inside of my shark's stomach.
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Skyler... Yep.. I printed pics and put them on the areas where they already would hang out in the tank. took about a week but every day i would coax them near the anemone.... once they brush up against it they fall in love.... Love at first touch!!!!
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That shark is quite a host. Dead
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