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Old 10-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Crazy clown

Is it common practice for a juvenile clown fish to have OCD?
This little dude is obsessed with burrowing under my rock, he's doing a nice tidy job but what for?
He does it in the same place almost all day, his mate, who is bigger, doesn't seem to take part in the fun game.
Is he nest building?
Should I be expecting tiny fins in my new setup ?
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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If your clowns are paired then the larger one wil be the female thus the smaller one being the male. The male is normally more frantic and will try to make a home for its family. They rarely breed however they like to make a base camp. Anemone's are great for this but introducing an anemone has a whole load of different questions.

Dont expect any egss and if you do you're very lucky. My male clown is always burrowing!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Yes they are paired, as in, one is bigger than the other. The 'female' does a little bullying and 'he' takes it on the chin and accepts it.
I seem them doing the mating dance to each other. They both swam side by side and and did a fast wriggle, this happened two times.
They are very young tho
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Sounds normal to me. Clowns are great to watch. I have just set up a tiny 10G nano tank and i might put a couple of clowns in there. Black and white clowns probably as i have 2 Percula's in my other tank.

What size tank are you running?

Can you upload any piccy's?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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Here's my tiny 12g
With a few little frags

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #6
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I have only one clown in my 125gal that I got as a trade.. We also got a flower pot that the clown has fallen in love with. He also does that burrowing.. But he's the only one in the tank. He's been hosting the flower pot till the past week when he's removing the sand around the flower pot. I don't get it... Here are some pictures of it..
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Hehe they have great characters
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:03 AM   #8
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Very nice little tank!

Is that a powder blue tang I can see in there? If so how long you had him?
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Beginnersluck.. Are you talking about my pictures of my blue powder tang?
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Very nice little tank!

Is that a powder blue tang I can see in there? If so how long you had him?
Thats not the op's tang.... The poster with the tang has a 125 gallon tank. Lol. Shes fine.
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