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Old 09-28-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Sleeping or sick?

I just bought a Picasso clown, he has been in the tank for a few days and every morning when I get up I go check on them. He is always on the top of the water and kinda laying over ! I was a little worried yesterday's but when I got home from work he was swimming around and eating ! Is this normal ?
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Yep, pretty normal. When I first got mine, I freaked when I saw him doing that.... I thought for sure he was a goner until I bumped him & he took off. Never seen a fish that truly sleeps like clowns.... they almost go into a trance state. Mine will just kinda float around the tank and tumble around with the current, but during the day he's perfectly fine.
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That makes me feel a little better ! Thank you
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Clowns are funny sleepers,when first got mine I went out and came back when lights were off and seen one clown up against the inlet of my filter like he died and was getting sucked in. I freaked out and put my hand in and he swam off so had a little laugh after. Got some vids of him doing it before the lights go out like he's playing dead lol
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That's awesome ! It's funny how when you get these fish you seem to worry and take care of them as if they were your kids !
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Well, when you could darn near stock an entire FW tank with the cost of a single marine fish, you do tend to worry about them a bit more.....
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Very true !
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