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Old 05-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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I got two clown fish tonight! My first saltwater fish. I just have one concern. They seem to be swimming very hard and if they stop, they seem to be forced backwards. I just have two pumps, one on each side. Is it possible the current is too much for them?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Theyll be fine,they will adjust as long as its not so strong they cant go through it
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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Also, they are staying in the same spot. They are just getting acclimated right? I shouldn't be worried?
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry. I just got two clowns two weeks ago. They were my first two fish ever. They hang around the left side of my tank and rarely do the venture to the other side. Seems like when I feed I shut my water flow off and they will swim the length of the tank then but other than that they live around this big open rock.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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My clowns were swimming hard too and going crazy as if they were glad to have swimming room then started to stay in the same spot and now 4 days later they go all over the tank and my smaller one likes to use the ph as a catapult to get to the other side
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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Yep, it's perfectly normal for them to be in one spot. They should adapt to the tank soon and start exploring. My current pair stay in the exact same spot all day long sometimes coming out in the open but they stay to the back of the tank most of the time.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone for easing my mind!! When we got up this morning they did start swimming around the whole tank, and then after awhile went back to their little spot. They are so cute...they wiggle around just like puppies!
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they love playing in the current , yes they also like to stay in one spot because its there main territory ,
mine come out every time I walk near the tank they always try to show off that's why there clowns
yes they are fun to watch
I also got mine to eat out of my hand they love that fresh shrimp
they won't touch the frozen stuff no more think I spoiled them lol
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #9
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My clowns were swimming hard too and going crazy as if they were glad to have swimming room then started to stay in the same spot and now 4 days later they go all over the tank and my smaller one likes to use the ph as a catapult to get to the other side

That's so funny my little one was doing that this morning too. So cute!
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They are very interesting to watch my lil ine is now starting to explore in the hammer coral
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