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Old 05-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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Well...We are all entitled to our own opinion about things. All I know is what I've observed in my clown fish, and he seems very happy right where he's at. He's eating well, frolicking with the other fish in the tank, and in no way, shape, or form being abused. I take very good care of my animals .
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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I feel bad for the Mysis shrimp that are eaten by clown fish. I would never ABUSE my clown fish, and if I thought he was outgrowing his environment...I would most certainly move him to a larger aquarium. Just sayin'...
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #13
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I own two clown fish an i have watched how much both of them swim. In a 29 gallon tank thay are at one side of the tank, and then a second later they swim to the other side. In a small tank is is very possible that your clown's growth is stunted. You could put a clownfish in a 1 gallon tank and it would look "happy", they are very happy looking fish nomadder what.
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Well...We are all entitled to our own opinion about things. All I know is what I've observed in my clown fish, and he seems very happy right where he's at. He's eating well, frolicking with the other fish in the tank, and in no way, shape, or form being abused. I take very good care of my animals and find it hurtful that someone would think otherwise.
But if you really cared about the animal in the first place, wouldnt you have payed attention to minimum tank size, and basically everything on here that says 20 gal minimum?

And also, you have other fish in the tank??

Mysis are raised to be food.
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I own two clown fish an i have watched how much both of them swim. In a 29 gallon tank thay are at one side of the tank, and then a second later they swim to the other side. In a small tank is is very possible that your clown's growth is stunted. You could put a clownfish in a 1 gallon tank and it would look "happy", they are very happy looking fish nomadder what.
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But if you really cared about the animal in the first place, wouldnt you have payed attention to minimum tank size, and basically everything on here that says 20 gal minimum?

And also, you have other fish in the tank??

Mysis are raised to be food.
Number one... I'm trying to enjoy my hobby just as you are. I'm pretty new at it and will make mistakes. I'm starting small BECAUSE I'm new at it. I care for ALL my animals...not just my fish and would NEVER purposefully do ANYTHING to harm them. I thought it would be neat to belong to a forum that I could LEARN FROM and possibly help somebody due to a mistake I had made. Yes dear...I know mysis shrimp are raised to be food. Thanks!!!
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Either way, this forum is great. People are here to give information and stop people before making more mistakes. When i first joined i also felt like i was being attacked and i became defensive, now i realize that what they were saying was to help me, and that those people were right. Good luck.
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I know that there is more than just swimming space to consider when deciding appropriate tank sizes for a type of fish but in my 47g tank my clowns stay in a 6''x6'' area 80% of the time, they're not big swimmers.
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I know that there is more than just swimming space to consider when deciding appropriate tank sizes for a type of fish but in my 47g tank my clowns stay in a 6''x6'' area 80% of the time, they're not big swimmers.
Do you have a pair? A pair tends to do that when they have the OPTION too. Good point though. My clowns swim everywhere though
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