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Old 08-20-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Clowns Sleep?

This is just an odd question, but my clownfish is in perpetual motion it seems 24 hours per day. His home base in the tank is next to the heater and in the path of a powerhead. he's always camped there since day one. But I've also noticed that he never ever seems to just stop moving and rest. When I get up in the mornings, he is still in the flow and appears to have stayed there all night. Is this normal? I hear other owners say their clowns "bed" down on the surface, or on the sand, or on corals...mine never stops moving. Should I move the powerhead to let him have his rest at his "home base"?

...No seriously, I don't know what I'm doing.
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Clowns are in perpetual motion. When sleeping they kind if hover in the same spot but still move around.

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Clowns are clowns. I`ve seen them hovering and seen them laying on something. Your`s is sleeping more than you think he is. Here is mine sleeping.

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