Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-17-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
febrocky's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 10
My clownfish need somewhere to sleep

When I first got my clownfish, I got them and a patch of live seaweed on the same day. They are the only fish in my tank and they started to sleep in the seaweed every night together. Then I got a blue legged hermit crab and it ate and eventually killed the seaweed and the clowns looked a little lost because I have nothing else for them to host so as a quick fix I added two fake plants which they really seem to love. They sleep together in one and sometimes they each sleep in their own. The fake plants ruin the reef look Iím going for and cyano gets caught on them. I donít really want to add any other type of plant either. Iím trying to go full reef but I was thinking of getting some kelp or something for them to sleep in? I donít know how removing the plants will affect them. I donít exactly want an anemone right now either. Iíve had one but they didnít really take to it, it just seems like they really love sleeping in long plants because thatís what theyíre used to. Any advice?

febrocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
Macro Addict
54seaweed's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,808
build some caves within the rock they'll find it and settle in .
clowns don;t need nems or coral to host a hole in a rock is just fine

54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 09:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
Autumnsky's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 13,991
There are some realistic looking fake Anemones made from silicone or something which moves in the water (there are some which do NOT look very real too, lol). Have read the Clowns will hang out there too and maybe a cave. Mine slept in and
around caves and seemed fine with that.

This popped up when I looked for how realistic they were as an example. I'd tuck it into some rock so it looks more realistic, rather than the placement in the video.

Sometimes, the fish will get too territorial when hosting "their" special anemone too btw.
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote

clown, clownfish, fish, sleep

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I read somewhere... Seepu Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 01-10-2006 09:01 PM
is there somewhere on here on info on what items is needed. eman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 18 10-10-2005 07:38 AM
Please help me find somewhere online ... gear-head Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 07-21-2004 07:21 PM
How do clownfish sleep? tigalig Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 07-27-2003 06:47 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.