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Toothpik 05-19-2008 05:41 PM

Maroon Clownfish
Hi I just purchased a Maroon clownfish about 2 days it was fine when i put it in...but now some one its fins are clamped and it stays in the corner by my power head alot is there any advice on how to make her feel welcomed... she eats whenever there is flakes but not the cyclops

melosu58 05-19-2008 07:05 PM

Welcome to AA. How about testing your water parameters to rule that out. As long as he is eating that is good. Is there any fish bothering him?

Toothpik 05-19-2008 07:07 PM

Thank you...I did a 20% water change today because my catilina goby died bc of ich and i didnt get to treat it in time....but i tested the parameters and they were in the best conditions... He's swimming around now after i turned off the lights but im worried when i finally get him a bubble tip anemone he wont host it but instead sit in that think he just needs time to settle?

Toothpik 05-19-2008 07:09 PM

Also there are no current fish in the tank with the gold striped maroon fish...hes the cutest little thing too about 1" i got him on sale for $24

roka64 05-19-2008 07:11 PM

Did you leave the tank fishless for 6-7 weeks? That is about the only way to break the cycle of ich.
Also, there is no guarantee the clown will host an anemone. They are just as content to host a corner of the tank, corals, and even phs.

Toothpik 05-19-2008 07:13 PM

well the clownfish was introduced when the goby had ich(without knowing bc it always hid in its hole) but the clownfish looks fine no signs of it or anything..i know there is no promise that it will host it but its worth a shot huh?

melosu58 05-19-2008 07:14 PM

As Scott said there is no guarantee he will host the anenome. I have two clowns and they totally ignored the anenome so that I had to return it to the LFS.

Toothpik 05-19-2008 07:15 PM

right, but dont maroon clownfish love bubble tip anemone? so ive read from various isnt the percentage in the highs?

roka64 05-19-2008 07:16 PM

I imagine if you got a wild caught one that was hosting one you would have a better shot as opposed to a tank raised one, but I don't know for certain.

Toothpik 05-19-2008 07:18 PM

well thats fine some advice was much appreciated and the response time was pretty fast... thanks ill update you guys on any sudden changes..

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