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Old 08-25-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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why or my clowns digging a hole.

So, my mated pair of Ocellaris Clownfish seem to be digging a hole in my sand. they sort of lay on their sides and shake until the sand blows out of the hole. They take turns and have gotten down about 1 inch in my 2 inch sand bed. Are they building a nest. It would be cool if they would breed but I heard this is rare and I have no idea what to do if she lays eggs. I don't really care if they dig. It is in a safe, low flow place with no danger of rocks falling or knocking over corals.

Crazy Clowns! just when you think you have seen them do it all......
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interesting OoO
do u have LR, they usually lay eggs on rocks, never heard clowns lay eggs in sand bed OoO
but its really cool that they take turns to dig XD
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Yeah the hole is sort of in the middle of a bunch of LR. I will try to get a picture or a video tomorrow.
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Yeah the hole is sort of in the middle of a bunch of LR. I will try to get a picture or a video tomorrow.
maybe think that place is safer?? since it has bunch of LR around it XD
that will be cool if u can get a video. ^^
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My single clown likes to excavate a little hole in "his" corner. He managed to kill off a bubble coral by his excavations one time. Sounds like a clown being a clown!
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:32 AM   #6
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My yellow clarkii does that too..... he would bite onto a nearby live rock,and then does this jet propulsion thing that makes a hole in the sand bed. He does this at least 5 times a day. And when hes done he swims off to the other corner across the tank where his anemone has planted itself.
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my clowns are also digging holes at the base of my coco worms
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