Originally Posted by Mae17
Well my clown was alive in my filter so I disagree.. Luckily I found him in time to save him.
Clowns are part of the damsel family and some people have even used them to cycle their tanks so they are fairly hardy little fish. I'm not saying anyone is right or wrong. I will give you an opinion only and years of experience with saltwater fish...my opinion is that your fish are either not in the best health they could be or you have some water issues. I have a small 55 gallon tank with a filter that can be used on a saltwater tank up to 150 gallons and I've never had an issue with it being so strong that it could suck a fish in when it was close. As a matter of fact my clown will swim right up to then swim off. She is a healthy little one and nosey! She'll even swim over to my cleaning hose and that has some suction (now that kind of scares me) but waddles off. Did you quarantine the fish? The next one you buy, I would try it and make sure it's healthy. If you honestly think its the filter then put some live rock around it so no fish can swim near it. If they die again or disappear, you'll know that's not it.