Did my clown just hurt it's anemone?

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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    I just put a little chunk of frozen marine cuisine in my clown's tank. I thought he might like it. So he grabs the chunk of frozen food and puts it on the anemone. I tried to get it out but the thing closed around it. Isn't that bad for it? Will it hurt it?

    thanks,
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    he's doing what he supposed to do.
     
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    Nawww...the clown was intentionally feeding the anemone. That's how they repay the anemone for protection. Your anemone will eat it with no problem, and whatever he don't want, he'll spit back out.
     
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    I think she was more concerned about the food being frozen.
     
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    I dont think that happening once will hurt the anemone.But I'd try to keep it from happening any more.
     
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    You should thaw the food in a little cup before you add it to the tank, in the future.
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Right, I'm worried because my LFS guy said you can only feed them silverfish and it has to be very defrosted. Would the fact that it's not a fish and a chunk of frozen marine stuff hurt the anemone?

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    You don't only need to feed them silversides. You can feed them any food that your fish eat. Fish food is perfectly fine for them, in fact a variety in their diet is a good thing.
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Thanks, I didn't know that. It's a nice thing though because those whole fish are disgusting.

    Catherine
     
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    Mine will even eat pellets, Catherine!
     
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    That's the only way my anemone gets fed. I never directly fed it in the 6 yrs or so I've had it. I deliberately feed some bigger pieces of frozen (thawed out) food and the clowns take them right into the anemone.
     
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    Catherine,Heres a list what my anemone used to get.Silversides,clam strips,frozen mysis,raw table shrimp,oysters,cyclops,rotifers,and every once in a while,a live damsel.
     
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    There is a cool video I saw on youtube of a clown grab a yellowtail damsel and feed it to the anemone. It blew my mind when I saw it.
     
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    Now that I would like to see! I searched for it, but couldn't find it :(
     
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    The closest I could find was a goldfish being fed, pretty cool :
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmqWZRMLg0E]YouTube - Feeding the Anemone - attack of the killer clownfish[/ame]
     
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    Oh damn, those clownfish are not messing around, are they?!?!
     
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    Killer Clowns from Outer Space! :lol:
     
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    dang thats crazy!! my nem killed himself but he would eat silversides, frozen table shrimp, mysis and just about anything the clowns would bring it :)
     
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    Wow. Thats crazy. I didn't know they would do that. Now I'm really looking forward to getting my tank going.
     
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