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Old 08-13-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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twitching clownfish

Hey guys I have had my 2 ocellarius clowns now for about 5 weeks now. One on the clowns over the past week or so has started twitching, I thought maybe it was their mating dance or something, lol. But now I'm kinda worried cause its getting more frequent. All the chemicals are perfect, the other clown is fine and so is my tang. So maybe you can shed some light on this.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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Whats your water perametars first off (ph, salinity, ammonia, etc.). Remember that clownfish have the tendency to swim weird compared to other fish.
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PH= 8.2
Salinity= 1.023
ammonia= 0
Nitrite= 0
Nitrate= 10ppm

It is eating fine and everything but the other clown is not doing this twitching thing so thats why I was worried.
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IMO that's what clownfish do. Esp in pairs when working out dominance and sexing. Hit the net for some research, you'll be amazed at these fish
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Does it look like this?
YouTube - shakyshake

or this?

YouTube - Clownfish Pre-mating Rituals
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both my clowns do that twitch every now and then. Its just what they do.
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Rive1404 it looks more like the first video.
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