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Old 08-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Sitting sideways

WHen I woke up this morning I went to check on my new fish in a tank and one of my clowns was swimming sideways on the top of the water so I thought he was on the verge of going belly up now he seems to be doing fine the lights where off and the room my tank is is only has moon light is this something I should be worried about check water as we speak
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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It's good that you're checking your water. That's always a great place to start to rule out any problems.

When we got our first pair of O. Clownfish one of the clowns were lying sideways on the bottom in one corner, and then swim off a little erratically only to come back to lie sideways in the same location. My experience with freshwater fish told me this was bad and that it would be dead by morning....that was almost a year ago now, the clowns are doing great. Clownfish really are clowns!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Should I just leave my light on all night?
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Should I just leave my light on all night?
It is not recommended by many people to leave your light on all night. As this is a time for a sleep cycle to take place for many fish and for nocturnal fish to feed. It is also a major feeding period for many corals and/or a resting period for other corals. I would turn your moon lights on to continue the natural day/night cycle for fish, coral, etc.
Hope you figure it out. Good Luck!
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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I'm not sure I have a moon light should I move a low beam lamp in their
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I'm not sure I have a moon light should I move a low beam lamp in their
It should be a low, and i mean low beam lamp that is very actinic blue. Anything other than the actinic blue can change the color of coral and will change how your fish view things. This could result in the blindness of your fish and or fighting. If you do not have moon lights it is just best to have no light at all to prevent future problems from occurring.
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Do you think a backlight will work?
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Do you think a backlight will work?
What do you mean by backlight?
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As long as it is blue and not purple.
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