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Old 09-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Clownfish behaviour

I bought 2 clown fish on tues of this wk and one is swimming at the top of the tank is this normal?
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Kinda need more info than that ie mouth breaking the surface or fish is constantly at the surface or not eating etc
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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Yeah it ate today no its mouth isnt breaking the water, and yeah pretty much always there.
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Seems fine then. That's how the fish operates now. Might change might not. But someone may chime in. Do ur own research though remember Google is ur friend. Someone else may have posted on this very same topic elsewhere. Goodluck
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Don't worry mine do that all the time. They often lie sideways almost breaking the surface. Funny things!
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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Oh rite thanx for that.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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Clowns will be clowns. LOL I have one pair that do nothing but hang in the corner near the return and water surf back and forth all day. Another pair I have just linger near the surface all day and only come to midlevel at night. Otherwise that pair stays on different parts of the tank except to sleep.

they are wacky fish, and I love em!

As long as they are not at the surface gasping for air or looking ill I think you will be just fine.
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Mine stay by the bottom of the right side of my tank by the PH and heater LOL they have 90 gallons to themselves and 3 chromis. I consider it lucky if I see them a foot out of their corner. I have to kinda target feed them.
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It sounds normal to me nothing to worry about! One of my clownfish always sleeps sorta sideways at the top of the aquarium.
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One of my pairs would sleep upside down, face towards the sand. It was weird for sure. lol
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