Bubble tip hosting ocellaris clowns

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Yesterday I picked up a small rainbow bubble tip anenome from my lfs and I have 2 ocellaris clowns. Does anyone have any tips on how to get them to host in it? I've had the clowns for about 6 months.

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You can’t do anything to get them to host. You’ll just have e to be patient
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They will do it naturally.
I did read that there is a trick where you show them videos of clowns hosting a bta and it inspires them to do so, but I have not tested this myself.

Or they can be annoying (as clowns are) and pick any of your other corals to live in despite the bta specifically for them...
 

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Yesterday I picked up a small rainbow bubble tip anenome from my lfs and I have 2 ocellaris clowns. Does anyone have any tips on how to get them to host in it? I've had the clowns for about 6 months.

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Some people have success showing the fish a video of clownfish in anemone (like a youtube video or whatever). Did not work for me, but hey, might work for you.
 

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Do they already have a host?
That may complicate things...
My maroon's had a host but took to the BTA's I put in. It took a few months for them to move into their new homes though. I tried putting a picture of clownfish in anemones on the glass and that didn't do anything, haha
From my experience it just takes time like stated above
 

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Took over 6 months for my clowns to figure it out, however, they finally did.

I tried the video method, but the two Dum-Dum’s were afraid of the video and hid in the back of the tank, so that was a fail.

Eventually, I had to move my Nem, so before relocating it to a different place, I put it in a small plastic colander bowl along with my 2x clownfish for a couple of days and hung it at the top, and eventually one of the Dum-Dum’s finally figured it out, started rubbing the side of it. I would have kept them there longer, but I had to leave for a few days so I had to put them back in the tank and they all went their separate ways giving zero care about the Nem. Facepalm. However, a week later, one slowly started going back to it again, spending more and more time on it. It started as suckling it for a while almost in a completely stoned like state, to eventually rubbing itself in it and spending time snuggling in.

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I would not suggest getting them to host this way but this is how I was able to get my clown fish to host my green bubble tip anemones. I initially bought a rose bubble tip anemone and afterwords bought a green bubble Tip Anemone since they ignored the rbta. Then they ignored both of them. Lol! I tried getting them to watch videos and that didn’t work. I then prematurely purchased a magnifica; which they fell in love with in 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, the the magnifica only made it about a month. I don’t believe it was in condition when it came from the store and my tank wasn’t as mature as it should have been. Any who, I disposed of the magnifica when he died and in less than a week, the stone the builders rejected was now the popular kid. They were all in the gbta, which they never glanced at before. I bought a 2nd gbta and they fell in love with that as well. They still ignore the rbta. Weirdos! I think they were desperate for something when the magnifica was gone and the closest thing tentacle-wise was the gbta. Which my gbta’s don’t have bubbled tips but my rose does. Who knows the true reason but I think they felt like they needed something desperately as a replacement.

I have a black percula and a Ocellaris clownfish. They’re pretty young.
 

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Yesterday I picked up a small rainbow bubble tip anenome from my lfs and I have 2 ocellaris clowns. Does anyone have any tips on how to get them to host in it? I've had the clowns for about 6 months.

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Click your heels together 3 times......
I've had both for 2 years and still nothing.
 

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+1 on video working. I taped an ipad to the tank and looped a youtube video and the nem hosted them in about 2 days.
I tried it for 2 weeks straight lol. Picture has been taped up now for a month. Still nada
 

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