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Old 05-27-2006, 12:40 AM   #1
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Help!!! I'm panicking here!

i have a possible emergency here

i got home tonight, late

and i went to check on my clowns and recently new anemone to see how they were doing
i turned on the light in my room and instantly noticed something,
first off both of my fish were pale, which i don't think is a problem because they are often pale when there is no light in the room for a while, and then the lights suddenly go on.
then the fish began to move around,
my one fish, the larger of the two which im pretty sure is a mature female, went and did her usual "im freaked out because lights suddenly turned on ritual" which i have seen multiple times and know is normal,
my other fish, on the other hand, which i think, but am not sure, is a male, started acting weird, first he swam quickly to the bottom, and sort of stayed in one spot,

the spot where he was at was very close to the anemone: if you have read any of my recent posts you know that my clowns do not get close to the anemone and are wary of it, so this is weird,
the fish continued to move around slowly on the bottom, but not actually touching the bottom, and upright, for a while, then the fish began to swim or drift upwards for a second and then did the craziest thing, it sort of steered its drifting self right into the anemone, i thought it had gone suicidal, the fish is freekin deathly afraid of the anemone and it let itself go right in. as soon as the fish made contact with the tentacles, it darted out of the anemone and went into its favorite cornerwhile the other fish swam slowly around the tank.


i am freekin out here, can anyone tell me whats going on? or any other signs that i should look for to find out whats goin on, for more background info read my other post,"clown n' anemone" please respond quickly, i need to know whats happening here
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Old 05-27-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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I think it's normal for clowns to do that. They are just checking out the anemones. Read this forum's old posts about clowns and anemones. I remember reading about this behavior awhile ago. HTH
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I think you are reading too much into it. Just shut the light off and leave them be. The erratic behaviour is due to the fact they were disturbed while sleeping. That is my thoughts.
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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I agree...nothing to worry about. In the future you should avoid startling your fish like this.
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I agree nothing to worry about.
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Your clowns go pale?
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Fish go darker or paler at certain times in the day especially when they sleep. My small chromis turn darker or lighter every few hours for some reason
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Almost all my fish go pale at night.
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Never noticed this. Mine seem to stay at full color all of the time.
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mine never loose color either
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