Anemones – Down to Two – Still no hosting by Clown Fish!

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!

Three anemones looking healthy & happy and well fed! The third one is behind the one on the lower center of the photo. It almost looks like a mirror image. But it is there!

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.

Female clown looked at me
Female is coming closer now
Two clowns are coming out to see me. The smaller one on the bottom (male) picked up a white rock or shell and brought it close to the glass where I was standing and dropped it in front of me. Strange! I didn’t know what that meant.

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!

One anemone is huge now and the other two are hiding in the rocks.
Female clown coming up to the glass to warn me to stay away! They must be preparing a nest and laying some eggs.

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.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. Thank you also for your support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you have posted wherever my books are sold. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Anemones – Down to Two – Still no hosting by Clown Fish!

  1. Victoria Zigler says:

    Glad you still have all three anemones. Hope the clown fish do host them. Wonder what the thing with the fish bringing you a rock means… If you ever find out, do let me know.

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Fingers (tentacles) crossed that they get together!

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