Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-09-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 465
clowns sleeping on sand??

I woke up about 3am last night, so I checked on the tank with a flashlight, without pointing it at the tank. I noticed my two clowns where sleeping on the sand! Is that normal?
__________________

__________________
lbannie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Clowns will sleep anywhere. Mine sleep on different corals on the sand and on top of equipment.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
HappyHooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 209
On more then one occasion my clown has given me a scare as well. My brown saddle literally lays on his side, fins up, wedged under the LR. Even when the lights come on he swims all weird and groggy for a few minutes then back to his normal self.
__________________
HappyHooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 05:40 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
That's why they're called CLOWNfish <lol>
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbannie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 465
haha! I feel like they are my kids or something.....I check on them all the time!
__________________
lbannie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 12:20 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
SHARPiE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 492
Send a message via MSN to SHARPiE
Mine sleep in the sand, up in the corner of the tank, on the protein skimmer.
They always tend to dig a nest in the sand.

As many have said in the past - Clowns will be Clowns!
__________________
20 Gal - Planted CO2 Community Tank
4.5 Gal - Planted Shrimp Tank - in progress

Useful Acronyms
SHARPiE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 12:57 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mitchell0605's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wollongong Australia
Posts: 2,757
My one sleeps on top of the filter's powerhead section.
__________________

__________________
~ Mitch

Follow my 6G Pico build!
Mitchell0605 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, clowns, sand, sleep, sleeping

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about fighting percula clowns? Will adding more clowns or another BTA help? bodie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 06-19-2008 11:24 AM
Clownfish sleeping on the sand bed? Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-29-2007 06:10 PM
Black Percula Clowns with Cinnamon Clowns? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-05-2005 12:10 PM
sick or sleeping??? atwise21 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 10-10-2004 04:19 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.