But wait! I see the third anemone hiding in between the rocks and spaces! Hurray! We thought we lost it! Here is a photo of the three of them once again! So relieved!
They keep moving around though we don’t notice them moving until they are in a different place. It’s amazing! They use their bulbous base to move along the sand and rocks in a rolling motion.
John has to hand feed them with a long baster that has a point on the end that he can spear pieces of fish, clams, etc. and place these bits of food right on the anemones tentacles. The anemones use their tentacles to grasp the food and feed themselves.
The clown fish have stayed away from the anemones so far. But I notice the bigger clown fish (female) is getting curious and she keeps looking out at them from the safety of the rocks nearby. Fingers crossed that they will soon host them. Sometimes clown fish don’t host. The longer it takes for them to host the possibility is that it will not happen.
One way to try to force the fish to host is by pushing them around in the tank and threaten them. This may make them head toward the anemones for cover and protection. Anemones will sting other fish but not clown fish. They seem to be impervious to the stings.
I stood close to the glass to try something. When I got too close the two clown fish came out and threatened me by poking at the glass where I was standing.
Maybe they just want me to leave them alone and brought me a peace offering. Never saw them do that before!? I guess they are trying to tell me something. I better leave them alone. Ha!
I just had to check out the fish and anemones one last time before they go to sleep. Once the lights go out in the tank they hide away and sleep. I guess the anemones must sleep too but you can’t tell. They have no face or eyes.
Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing the creatures in our saltwater tank. I’ll let you know if and when the clowns do host though.
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