i have seen pictures with the center being live rock then on the side an anenome with a clown and they seemed to get along. so is that okay?!? because i got a 150 gallon tank with a lot of live rock then i have 1 wild clarki clown(3 inhces) with an anenome (greenish color) but i hope the tank is big enough for the both of them. what do you guys think about it? yes, no, maybe so?
My octotank also houses a brittlestar. aside from that I've got a few small anemones, about 1 -2cm big. but when they grow larger, I'm gonna take them out.
but how about fish tankmates? I still have a few black mollies in my tank. put them in for maturing it, but never took them out. the octo never bothered them, allthough they stayed away from his hide-out.
a friend of mine said the octo doesn't touch them because they have a bitter taste. don't know if this is true.
anyone else had success keeping octos and fish together?
Octos and fish generally don't work well together. Fish tend to bother the octo - we've even had reports of damsels going after the octo's eyes. They can also make your octo stay in hiding more. When your octo grows larger, the fish can become a meal. Of course, there are exceptions, but more people have trouble with the combination than not.
Also, avoid the urchin with sharp spines. You don't want any injury to your octopus. The pencil urchin is fine.