THe first clown I had I swear was missing a few brain cells. He always looked like he was dying. He'd lay on the sand on his side, no fin movement, then, he'd jump like he was hit by a cattle prod, lift about 4 inches off the bottom and swim in place for a minute or so, then go back down and lie onhis side. Yet, when food came around, he was right there, swimming normally and eating anything he could get. Right after he was done eating, back to the bottom he'd go, to lie on his side again. I los thim due to a tail nip, presumably form one of the Peppermint shrimp, and a power loss that had the tank temp down to 60 degrees...I think between the tail nip and the temp drop he couldn't handle things.
The new clown I have, (just can't get away from them
) is stil in quarrantine with a new blenny..they arrived on the same day. I had read that a blenny likes something to hide in so I put a small "toy" together using PVC
and a couple of elbow connectors. The blenny sits on one side and the clown "hovers" in the other. Every now and then, they swap sides by swimming to the other side inside the tube or the clown hovers on top of the blenny if they happen to be on the same side.
This clown is also a strong eater and is right at the lid when it is time for feeding. He also likes my cat. She sits at the tank front and he comes out and touches his nose to the glass right under her paw. Drives her crazy that she can't get to him and he just sits there and taunts