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Old 01-01-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Could s long tentical plate coral eat a clown fish? I got the coral 2 days ago and now a clown is missing and I looked everywhere and found no body.
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it's possible, but unlikely. you would see a large lump where the body of the fish is, inside the plate. just touch the plate so it retracts it's tentacles and see if you can see a bulge right under the mouth area.
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I would consider searching for the fish if you can find it make sure its not dead
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #4
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I found him :-( I never new clowns were jumpers. I'm really upset. How long can my lone clown be on his own?
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Your remaining clown does not require a mate. If you decide to get one, make sure you get one that is smaller. Was this one the larger or smaller of the pair?

You may want to consider some netting or eggcrate for the top of the tank.
It's always sad when they carpet surf. I've had a couple of fish do that.

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Yea I went out right after I found him and made a cheap netting for now. Looks like crap doesn't it? Lol
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