Curious since I haven't noticed anyone mentioning this as a standard behavior.
One Clown fish is in the tank. A month or 2 ago I noticed a pile of sand popped out from the rock. Then it was bigger.
Wondered if I had put some pwc
water in the tank too hard and it popped out from under the rocks towards the front.
Then the other day it looked to be maybe 3 inches, almost 4 high, and I hadn't done any water changes and putting the water in from the back of the tank. I did a pwc
today and vac'ed the sand some and noticed the area behind the sand pile was nearly bare.
Today I vac'ed down the mini tower of sand.
Tonight, saw sand flying out of the space where the sand pile is and ran over to see what was going on, and there was the Clownfish cleaning out his /her cave.
I never noticed this behavior with my pair of Saddleback Clowns.
Anyone see this with their Clownfish? I might understand if it was paired up.
The tank 46G has about 80-100lbs of rock (a handful of frags) and 1.5-2.5" sand, a bit more in a few spots, lol.
Been running about a year and a half I think, in its current tank, but have had different (simple SW
) tanks larger and smaller over the past 6+ years.
[46G Clownfish has been living with a Yellow Clown Goby, original fish, with a Blue Green Chromis and one full sized Coral Banded Shrimp, various snails and one hermit.] Parameters are all in in normal ranges.
Have had these guys - a year or so for the Clownfish, Chromis longer than that, and the Clown Goby 6 years.
This pic is back when he was a little guy
These are older pics, I am having technical difficulties and can't load a fts /new pics atm.