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Old 02-18-2009, 10:07 AM   #11
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I have a tomato clown that I`ve had 10 yrs now that keeps getting darker almost black and then goes back to orange and then dark again. I wish I could tell you why but I cant.

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I'll let the experts weigh in on this, but maybe you had a true perc and they're maturing? I hear the black 'spreads' when they get older.. some tend to look almost exact to false percs when 'babies'

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My clowns have hosted with a rock covered with yellow zoas. I came downstairs one morning and saw them laying on the rock - thought they were dead....but they were just sleeping. They have been doing this for 9 months now.
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Thankx for the clownies/input !! It puts to rest a few things which I'd heard from uneducated folks.
Especially thankx to you Melosu...since my start with this project and this chatroom you have'nt missed a lick and I want you to know that Harry appreciates it volumes
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Sounds normal to me too. Nuthing to worry about
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:54 AM   #16
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I've had many fish over the past 10 years, but NEVER have I had any that laid down to sleep!
I introduced a pair of clowns last week, and yesterday I thought they had expired, when I went to feed them on my way out the door to work. It was still dark, and I hadn't turned on any lights yet, when I found both clowns lying in divits aling the side glass of the aquarium! When I went to net my pets (AND my money) out to the trash, they woke up, asked for breakfast, and all is well!
I imediately started searching the web for answers, which brought me to you fine folks....and the rest, as they say, is history!
Fish in beds......go figger!
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After O. Clowns or True Percs pair up and are actually paired they can and will get black markings along their spine. It is normal and nothing to worry about. I have 2 pairs of clowns and they both show signs of this darkening.

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