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Old 08-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Clown digging holes??

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We have a yellowstripe maroon clownfish, and she's the only clown in the tank. She's been "digging" holes and flinging sand around....

Why on earth is she doing this???
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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I'm a newby to marine and know absolutely nothing about this, but my hunch would say is it egg laying behaviour??? But then I thought they would lay eggs in their host nem?? I would be interested to see what answers you get!
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Hello... Again....

We have a yellowstripe maroon clownfish, and she's the only clown in the tank. She's been "digging" holes and flinging sand around....

Why on earth is she doing this???
I have 2 yellow stripe maroon clowns
they dig also I can put the sand back and by morning it's all swept out again
now I just leave it think it's their way of being tidy
they also enjoy moving big rocks across the tank some of the rocks they move weigh 2 or 3 lbs
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Mine does the same and forms a sand storm. I've heard it's from spawning. I've also read that placing some ceramic tiles where they normally dig the holes helps. I've done this but I don't think I placed big enough tiles because the clown still forms the sand storms.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
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It's a spawning thing they tend to lay there eggs on flat rocks mine do that every so often I have one large flat shelve where they go to now and try to spawn there no eggs yet
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My lone Clarkii did that in my first tank all the time. So did the 2 YT Damsels. They would dig a hole under some rocks or near the glass then hunker there. In the new tank I have plenty of rock caves and the clowns don't do that. Granted the 3 culprits were sold with the old tank, but the new clowns don't do it.
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