Clownfish swimming near surface

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    ltkenbo

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    I have noticed during the last 2 days my maroon clown that I am quarantining is swimming near the surface constantly. Is this due to lack of oxygen? I have a sponge filter going in the tank.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I'm betting its just being a clown.Sometimes they'll stay close to the surface like that just because thats where they want to be.
     
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    +1 Yote.
    My clowns will sometimes just hangout pretty much unmoving for 30 minutes at a time in the sand somewhere, then after resting or w/e they go about their business.
     
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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    They must be Mexican Clowns taking a siesta! :D
     
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    I am in Texas...
     
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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    :h5: Didn't see that till you said it!
     
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    Don't tell me there's no mexicans in Texas.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Their just passin throu on their way to Georgia:mrgreen:
     
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    No, I'm fairly sure a good number stay. Specially down here close to San Antonio.
     
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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    yeah my clown durring the night gets close to the surface and swims into the current caused by my return pump. but doesnt do it at all when the lights are on
     
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