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Old 01/23/2019, 07:38 PM   #1
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Naturally occurring host anemone for Barberi?

Does anyone have experience keeping the Fiji Barberi clown, and if so, do you have any good information on associated anemones? There is plenty of info on frenatus and melanopus, but not so much on the barberi that I can find.

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I'm pretty sure the bulb/quadricolor is a safe bet, but anyone know of any others (crispa, etc.)?


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Old 01/23/2019, 08:34 PM   #2
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Magnifica, supposedly. But why do you want them? Most tomatoes are biters. And when they are big, they will draw blood. I am not a fan of open wounds in saltwater tanks.


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Old 01/23/2019, 11:26 PM   #3
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Since Fiji is a popular diving destination, there are numerous videos of the clowns you are asking about on YouTube. If you just search the scientific name you will get some pretty good results of Barberi clowns in the wild.


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Old 01/24/2019, 12:29 AM   #4
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Thought it was crispa?


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Old 01/24/2019, 12:52 AM   #5
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Since Fiji is a popular diving destination, there are numerous videos of the clowns you are asking about on YouTube. If you just search the scientific name you will get some pretty good results of Barberi clowns in the wild.
Good point, thanks! (And thank you for not pointing me to lmgtfy.com LOL


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Old 01/24/2019, 04:30 AM   #6
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This video looks to be mostly E. quadricolor


And this one identified as crispa



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Old 01/24/2019, 03:34 PM   #7
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Magnifica, supposedly. But why do you want them? Most tomatoes are biters. And when they are big, they will draw blood. I am not a fan of open wounds in saltwater tanks.
Are they really that nasty? (Haven't kept frenatus before). I mean I have had pairs of Maroons over the years that always shoo me away from their egg clutch or anemone, but never to such an extent that I feared for bloodshed.


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Surprised they still sell those on LA.


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Are they really that nasty? (Haven't kept frenatus before). I mean I have had pairs of Maroons over the years that always shoo me away from their egg clutch or anemone, but never to such an extent that I feared for bloodshed.
I have a pair of frenatus and they are not bad at all. Now my gold nugget maroons are terrible. The female will come out of the water to bite my fingers when I am feeding. I have a pair of gold stripe maroons and they are not too bad unless I'm really close so the meanness seems to vary from fish to fish.


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I have a pair of frenatus and they are not bad at all. Now my gold nugget maroons are terrible. The female will come out of the water to bite my fingers when I am feeding. I have a pair of gold stripe maroons and they are not too bad unless I'm really close so the meanness seems to vary from fish to fish.
Of course it will vary from fish to fish. But in general, tomato complex is the worst when it comes to biting. Nigripes take the cake any day, though, of all clownfish species.


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Surprised they still sell those on LA.
It was not that long ago LA id’ed these clowns correctly. They have been selling them for years as something else.


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Old 02/12/2019, 04:36 AM   #12
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I say get them. They're the only wild caught fish LA offers...the rest are all those tank raised ugly looking freaks...
I have been grabbing up all the wild caught pairs I can get my hands on the last couple yrs..I fear that pretty soon we wont be able to get them...
The future may be going to petco and picking mutated deformed fish that have never been in the real ocean...who knows ?...maybe with enough inbreeding they wont even know what an anemone is anymore........


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