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Old 03-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation clownfish stays in one spot

i just bought a golden striped maroon clownfish and he was moving around all day yesterday when i got him and he even ate to as soon as i got him home, well today i came home and hes swimming in one spot and will not move from that one spot i checked the ammonia and it was a little high so i did about a 10% water change and the ammonia dropped back down to 0 but the clownfish still isnt moving around, could this be because of the shock from the ammonia and because hes new to the tank i just want to make sure i did everything in my power to make sure hes ok considering he was a pretty pricy fish.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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My clown does that. I think they are just silly fish. Some days he's all over the tank and others he's in one spot. Some days he stays in one spot and just kinda swims and bobs up and down
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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what was the ammonia? It should always be at zero.
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how long has the tank been cycled?
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I know it usually isn't it was in-between .25-.50 and then I did a water change and it went back to 0
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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now hes just hovering at the top of the tank swimming in place he looks like hes breathing heavy a little bit but not to bad and all my water levels are perfect is this still normal behavior for a clown
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Im not sure if there is a normal for a clown but Im not a fish doctor
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #8
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My two clowns always hang out near the top of the tank that is just there spot. The breathing heavy thing though could nothing but poor water conditions can cause ut as well. That is weird that ten percent water change would make that big of a difference.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #9
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Yeah, my Percula Clownfish in my 29G always hovers in the back corner when the lights go out. No heavy breathing...they're just goofy fish :P
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:27 PM   #10
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Mine did that for the first week.... Don't worry dont flush him yet.... he sleeps floating on the top of the tank and then when the light turns on he wakes up and swims around. It's wierd
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