Anemone hosting clown fish AND Damselfish?? Possible? Pics attached!

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We had a tomato clown hosted by a bubble tip anemone. The tomato was very territorial over her anemone. Not letting her tankmate‘s get too close to the anemone, especially our small maroon clownfish!! The tomato seemed to get friendly recently with our (2) domino damselfish. Well, NOW... one of the damsels seems to be hosted by the anemone too! He’s in the anemone with the Tomato clown. is this typical? Could the tomato clownfish and domino damselfish become a bonded pair? Is the anemone stinging the damsel? * pics attached*


*Click here for video of anemone, clown snd damsel living happily ever after together!


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That is adorable!!!! I’m pretty sure the damsels also are hosted by nems in the wild so might just be a “room mate” type relationship which is cool!

I also think it’s only when the damsels are juvenile
Yes, I actually just researched it and anemones host damsels too. It just seemed so odd to me at first sight. the poor maroon clown wants in so bad and the ***** tomato clown just will not allow it!!!
 

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Yes, some damsels like to be hosted by anemones (clowns are in the damsel family). In your other thread, your condylactis anemone seemed stressed, and this one looks really bleached. What kind of light do you have on them? What are your parameters? You said in your other post that both of your nems were bubble tips, but I don’t think either are (the one with your eel is definitely a Condylactis, and this one could be a few different species, but it’s not a bubble tip).
 
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