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Old 10-08-2004, 12:38 AM   #1
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They Wont Stop Swiming!!!

Hey gang,

I purchased my first two clowns on monday, and I noticed a quirky personality trait: They swim like crazy!!!!

even when they sleep, they hang out in a corner together and waggle around like crazy!

Is this normal??? I heard they are pretty hyper but, I don't want to wear them out.

My waterflow is good, but not excessive. I am pumping about 370-400 gallons an hour through a 37 gallon tank. they seem to fight the current, but they also seem to really like swiming in the current. They constantly approach my powerhead.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
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It's normal, when they're not moving around they swim in place.
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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Mine spend the night in the return flow swimming in place. That's the way clowns are. Yours are perfectly normal.
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:29 AM   #4
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Agree with all. I have never seen my pair stop moving...
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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alrighty.

I guess I am use to fish being a bit calmer. even Barbs are calm compared to these guys!

LOL I love em!
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I had always seen the same behaviour too, so I'd concluded it was normal and harmless.. but ever since my clownfish took to the anemone, it sleeps in there totally motionless. So now I'm not sure if the constant swimming could be a bad thing in the long term.
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:57 PM   #7
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Mine have more engergy than my three-year-old. At least she stops moving while she sleeps.
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Agree with all of the other people in this post, but my pair stops dead when they sleep, all i see is the big one turn around a bit and breathing. lol. But once the light comes on they take a field trip to the other side of the tank.

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Yup, they are pretty funny. Mine do the same thing. I worried at first about it too.
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Yea thats the norm, but mine isn't, he's a real bum.
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