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Old 02-11-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Clownies acting strangely

My clownfish...who are temporarily being housed inna 10gal..while the 100 cycles through for a while.....have started digging a sort of nest in the sand at the back of the tank.....also....I don't know if its merely my imagionation....but it seems that the smaller of the two is growing somewhat black in color along its back. The larger one is all orange and white...no black coloration.
Having recently learned about how to keep their water fresh and often-changed...they've been quite happy/frisky little guys over the past few days.Given my recent education concerning mixing their water....and the necessity to changing it often(the 10gal has no filtering system)...I've attributed their newfound energy level to clean environment.But this (seeming) new coloration and now the nest....???Could they be readying themselves for baby-time??,<<<<(at the risk of sounding silly).
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I think it would be way to early to be having baby's if they are still juveniles once the female become more of and adult she will be larger of the 2. The male will stay tiny. and if water parameters are stable and they are happy then they will breed but I heard it take years before that happens in a home aquarium. The activities that you are seeing is normal for clown to do I have had my clowns for over 6 months now and they are always playing in the sand....
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Mine dig trenches along the glass at night and sleep in them.. I guess to give themselves some structure from waterflow
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My clown has dug out a trench along the back glass and sleeps there. Normal.
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I noticed that my small clown does an occasional twitch as if it was a seizure or something. my other clown is fine and doesn't do this. what could this be?
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I noticed that my small clown does an occasional twitch as if it was a seizure or something. my other clown is fine and doesn't do this. what could this be?
Mine does that to.. I believe it's normal.. Mine does it a dusk before lights out.. Does it in the sand and along the LR. Kind of stirs up the sand or cleans a portion on the LR. I think it's a primal instint.. Cleaning a spot for eggs possibly?
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My clown has dug out a trench along the back glass and sleeps there. Normal.
Sounds normal to me.
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Hey, can you folks that have the clowns sleeping in the sand get a pic? I know clowns are clowns, but I have not seen that before.
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LOL... Mine do it ever so often, But lately Mine has been sleeping right in his Anemone... I got to get a Picture of that....
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Well my clownies are freaking me out.first got 'em they were simply orange and white. Then the smaller of the two started turning black along its back. Along with the apparent nesting activity I thought something was kicking off onna monumentioous scale....but I gather that its all pretty much normal and I did'nt have to worry about the discovery channel wanting any interviews (snik). Now the larger one is starting to turn black in the same manner !! ?? Is this coloration thing due to age-ing or what ?? After viewing some of the wonderful videos and pictures you good folks have shared I see that mine dont appear to to be any different than any others. But still....whats up with the sudden color changes?
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