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Old 09-07-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Clownfish acting odd?

I just purchased an ocellaris clownfish today and the entire time he has been in the tank he has been in the corner swimming back and forth. Is this normal? Do I have anything to worry about?


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Is the tank still cycling?


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Old 09-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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No it's not


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He's probably acclimating to the tank. Mine used to do that. That's how they found there home in the corner of my tank lol. Is he breathing heavily?


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Old 09-07-2014, 07:26 PM   #6
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Nope not really


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How long has the tank been set up? How did you acclimate him? I take it he is the only fish in there?


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I took about an hour and a bit to acclimatize him, yes he is the only fish, tank started first cycling June 20th finished cycling early august


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I don't think there is anything to worry about, has he eaten? It could take a few days for him to settle in. When I bought my first pair of clowns they hung around in the top corner for months!


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Old 09-08-2014, 09:18 AM   #10
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Oh okay I haven't fed him yet but today I will and see how it goes


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He is acting PERFECTLY normal for being in a new tank/environment.
Some fish do that "searching for a way out" thing for a couple of weeks before settling in.
The only sure fire way I have ever seen to preclude that type of behavior is if there was already another of the same species present in the tank, or adding them in pairs.
but it really isn't unusual behavior at all unless he never settles into the tank, then you need to look at other tankmates, etc that could be a source of stress.
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oh, and don't expect him to really eat today, if he does great, if he doesn't don't panic.
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Okay thanks so much I'll give him a pellet right now but if he doesn't accept it'll be okay. Thanks!


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He hasn't started eating yet and it's his third day. Should I be worried? He's acting very good because he is exploring the tank but when someone comes close he will back off into his corner.


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try some frozen mysiss shrimp not all fish will hit on pellets right away
enter slowly he needs to get used to you
my fish follow me most can be hand fed too
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