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Old 01-08-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Clown fish at top of tank

I have 2 clown fish and since the day I got them (6 months ago) they been at the top of the tank. Is there any reason why?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Is your heater at the top do you have any other ish with them
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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Hearers are in the sump only other fish are 1 small damsel a tiny bit smaller than the 2 clown and a scooter Blenny. It's a 90 g tank I'd that amtters
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And it's not like they stay in one spot at the top of the tank they move all over but they want swim deeper than 3 inches
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Maybe check the temperature at the top compared to the bottom also are they always away from the damsel as that could be harassing them to keep them away
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We got the damsel a couple months after the clown fish. But I will put another thermometer at the bottom of the tank. Mine right now is at the top
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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I am having the same problem. I checked the water temp at the bottom of my tank, it's at 78 degrees. Right where they like it.

I do have some other fish in my tank. A Six Line Wrasse, Flame Hawkfish and a Blue Spotted Puffer. Yet my Clown was the first fish in and had two weeks on his own, did not leave the top of the tank. Still does not leave the top of the tank. He eats well and sleeps fine, so I am not too worried.
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My clown goes to the top left part of my 55g near my powerhead. He goes there at night...guess he sleeps up there. When the lights go on, he goes and plays around in the tank.
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Temp is same at top and bottom of the the tank.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #10
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What about oxygen. Is there enough oxygen or maybe they like the flow if there's any at the top.
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