Clownfish are playing with me

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After reading a few threads on the traits of Clownfish .. I just want to share with you my brief but eventful time with these little critters (they aren't dead ) But having had them a couple of weeks  now I would like to share my thoughts

I think they are just toying with me they seem to relish in the fact they can get me out of my seat faster than Usain Bolt in a Vrigin Media advert... when they decide to play dead on the sand bed and then the next minute they are swimming around like nothing has happened .. or they hog swim vertical against my thermometer as though its there play thing.. I must admit they are quite amusing except there tendance to make my heart miss a beat .. overall they are a wonderful interesting addition to my tank and they also make me laugh with their distinctive wiggle and then dive bomb each other ...

So far I am so glad I made the decision to change to Marine and look forward to ups and downs that will no doubt come my way.



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Reply #1

Clowns are comical mine often just lay there in the host coral.

The wiggle dance is generally the male that wiggles submitting to the female.

You say they spend a lot of time at the thermometer as you possibly don't have something in there they can host like and anenomie, torch coral, frogspawn ect they have chosen the thermometer and they have also been known to host powerheads or a particular corner of a tank they are comical.

I'm not sure the age of your system and coral stock if any but as it matures and you add corals they may then choose to host one.

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Thanks for the information my tank is only a couple of months old. What you say makes sense as I moved the thermostat one day and they shifted over there .. I don't have many corals in the tank at the moment but will add little by little.

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Reply #3

If you do get say an anenomie (make sure it's bigger then the clowns ) or something like the a torch or frogspawn if you then remove the thermometer for a few days chances are they will move to a coral or an anenomie.

The reason I say if you get an anenomie get one bigger then your clowns is if they decide to host it they can be rough to start of with and a little one will get battered

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