Da Vinci clownfish and Rainbow Bubble Tip Anemone

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I have a pair or Da Vinci clownfish that I would like to get an RBTA host for. I saw on another tank site that said my Da Vinci clowns will only use magnificents and carpet anemones. Is this true?

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Your clowns will host whatever they want to host. Could be a powerhead, could be a BTA, could be hammer. Even if you got a carpet, there's no guarantee they would host it. My 2 currently host my return nozzle, even though a nem is 3 inches away.
 

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What he said^^
I had a clown with nems in the tank and they avoided them like the plague for a year. Finally decided to give it a chance a few days ago!
They are going to do what they are going to do.
 

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natural host in the wild(mag and carpet anemone) vs artificial host (other anemones and even inanimate objects). I dont think it will affect health in any way. I have seen clownfish act way more territorial and clingy with the natural hosts as opposed to my clownfish which have hosted a bta for 6 1/2 years now.
Tank size, lighting, and age of the tank is more important as anemones are much harder to keep than clownfish
 

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tank should be above 15 gallons and be 8-9 months old before being biologically stable and ready for an anemone
 
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I have a pair or Da Vinci clownfish that I would like to get an RBTA host for. I saw on another tank site that said my Da Vinci clowns will only use magnificents and carpet anemones. Is this true?

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I've had clowns for over 2 years and multiple bubble tips anemone and they want nothing to do with each other. Sometimes bta will host then, sometimes not.
. However you are correct with the others you listed, they are the natural hosts for those clowns.
 

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Just to mirror what everyone else has said, clowns are pretty open to most anything. I have a pair who took about 7 months and quite a bit of encouragement to notice a very large BTA. Now they act like they’d die without it.
 

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