Ocellaris Clowns: The world's worst swimmers
I was watching my clowns the other day and I got to thinking. How the heck do these guys survive in nature? They are such horrible swimmers and they are so slow! Plus their maniacle swimming behavior must use up a ton of energy. I mean, they swim like crazy in their sleep! I have never seen such in efficent behavior in nature. No wonder they stuff themselves to the max at feeding time.
Hardware: 37 gallon SW
tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.
Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.
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Central Illinois Marane Aquarist (CIMA) member.