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Old 05-09-2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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Bad Clown Behavior

I have a very healthy Clarkii behaving badly. As he gets older and more mature, his digging habit becomes more of a problem. He is digging deep craters into my sandbed. And is stirring up so much dust that my skimmer stops skimming and the sand will cover my corals. I have to clear the sand from my corals everyday. But his bad behavior continues.

Does anyone know how I can educate him? I have tried rearranging the rocks and corals? But he will just move to a different spot.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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I would if I could catch him. Is like chasing my 4 year old.
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:03 AM   #4
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My maroon is just as distructive. I'm considering putting some egg crate into the sand in her usual spots so that she can't disturb the sand as much. I'm hoping that will at least ease the problems that I have with her behavior.

My husband is at his wits end with her and is ready to find her a new home. If she wasn't such a great fish otherwise I'd be on board with it, but she's got great personality. *sigh*
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I have never thought of an egg crate, but sounds like a good idea. I'll give it a try. Like yourself, I find it hard to part with him cause he has such a great character and is probably one of the best looking fish in my tank.
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Other people have put a flat piece of rock an inch under the sand where the digging is.
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