Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Jellybeanie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 52
Yellow Tail Damsels Digging?

Okay I've had issues with my YTDs before but I think everything is fine now. Or else maybe…
I've noticed that one of them goes over to the rock that they hide in and bites onto the base of it while digging his tail into the sand. He then just shakes it wildly, digging a hole and throwing the sand all over the place.
Why is he doing this? I looked online and found nothing on them burrowing so I don't think he is trying to hide in a hole. There are plenty of hiding spaces. Could he be building a nest for future mating? The two stay together a lot.
They are in the 200 litre tank alone with a pair of clowns, a lot of LR, a fire shrimp and 5 hermits. There's also two tube worms and a flowerpot coral that someone gave me as a freebie when they were setting up a new tank. I'm new enough and the tank hasn't being running for very long, 3 months plus the cycling period. I've had the two for ages (got them as they are supposed to be pretty hardy).
I was just wondering if something was wrong or if they are planning to mate. I have no idea what gender they are. I can't cope right now with loads of baby damsels. Too overwhelming. What's going on? Thanks

Jellybeanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,891
I've seen other fish do that. It's no big deal. Maybe just making a place to sleep.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

damsel, damsels, digging, tail, yellow

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digging+dead fish near digging site=??? Convict2161 Cichlid Discussion 3 05-17-2012 10:14 PM
School of Yellow Tail Damsels OK? Dr. Dai Phan Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 5 05-17-2009 05:23 AM
yellow tail blue damsels? JulieFurry Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 12-31-2006 01:10 PM
Yellow tail damsels. Scottm New Acquisitions 0 09-10-2005 05:45 PM
yellow-tail damsels W/ white upper lips???? dt509 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 03-03-2004 11:49 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.