Clownfish hosting gsp instead of anemone

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I have a pair of clownfish that have decided they want to try and host in my gsp even though the anemone has settled right next to it. Is there any way to try and get them into the anemone instead of the green star polyp as it seems to stress the coral or do I just have to accept that they gsp will be their home now. You can see in the picture how close they are to each other
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The clown fish know where they want to be, maybe the anemone doesn't want him to get close to him. it goes both ways. I have had my tomato clown would stay in my brain coral they were together for years about 3 yrs... later he went to the anemone and was very careful letting the anemone allow him to enter it took weeks before he was allowed . it was amazing to watch. I hear people saying the fish are stupid no they are not, they know how to survive and have a special connection to the sea and our corals in our aquariums..
 

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I have a pair of clownfish that have decided they want to try and host in my gsp even though the anemone has settled right next to it. Is there any way to try and get them into the anemone instead of the green star polyp as it seems to stress the coral or do I just have to accept that they gsp will be their home now. You can see in the picture how close they are to each other
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Clownfish are better than you at picking hosts. As crazy as their choices may seem at times. If the anemone stays healthy and grows the clown may move! Mine has moved twice although never to something I wanted her to.
 
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Agree with above. It's the anemone that hosts the clownfish. Unless it allows it, the clowns won't be welcome. Mine were hosted by a powerhead for 2 years even with multiple anemone in the tank.
 

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Agree with above. It's the anemone that hosts the clownfish. Unless it allows it, the clowns won't be welcome. Mine were hosted by a powerhead for 2 years even with multiple anemone in the tank.
kinda like mine. they are hosting the in tank heater rather than a soft cushy, 4 headed hammer coral
 
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