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NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 10:35 AM

Where could he be?
A week ago a doctor i work with gave me a huge maroon clown fish. I already had 2 maroons in the tank. They were mated. When i added the new clown the smaller of the 2 clowns went and hid in the rock i have. I saw him last night in the corner swimming around. But, this morning i cant find him. Do you think he is still hiding, Or something more sinister happen to him. Short of tearing the tank apart and stirring up stuff just to find him alive and hiding. i have about 130 lbs or rock a little to much to move about. Any thoughts?


NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 11:18 AM

Well i found him
After looking some more. i found him at the very top of the tank. he is pretty beaten up. his fins are all chewed up, so i caught him and put him in the QT tank. I hope that doesn't kill him. He is so cute. I hate to be the reason for his demise. The water para in the Qt are not ideal but i didn't know what to do.

HN1 07-11-2010 12:08 PM

Clowns usually don't do well in a group of 3 and maroons are a bit extra fiesty IME. Good luck with the little guy!

NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 12:27 PM

So what should i do, get on more idk what to do

logansmomma1228 07-11-2010 12:50 PM

I thought clowns did best in mated pairs, maybe you should look for a mate for the third one. hope he gets better :( poor lil guy

NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 01:02 PM

if i put 4 in the tank will that cause more problems?

HN1 07-11-2010 02:13 PM

Yes. You'll likely need to rehome the odd one out.

NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 02:18 PM

Guess ill have to turn the Qt into another tank. is a HOB filter ok for a 20 gal tank, need to get a heater and i guess re cycle with sand and stuff.

melosu58 07-11-2010 05:44 PM

The third maroon clown in a 70 gallon tank was the problem. You`ll have to find a new home for the beat up guy. Whether you do another tank or trade him back to your LFS he needs to be out soon.

NeoCatsy 07-11-2010 07:11 PM

Thats what i thought i hope him going in the QT wont hurt him

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