Wierd clown behavior

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  1. MikMcgyver

    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Hey all,

    Question about some wierd fish behavior I have seen over the last few days. I did a aquascape 2 weeks ago and make a few tunnels and ledges for my clowfish to swim thru and play in. All has been well till 2-3 days ago. My Percula clown likes to hang out inside one of the tunnels flippin its tail around and stirring up the sand creating a huge sandstorm. It does come out sometimes, but lately has just been hanging out under the tunnel. The other clown, a false clown, is a lil smaller and cruises the tank like normal.:helm2:

    Is this wierd behavior?
     
    MikMcgyver, Aug 30, 2007
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    Pretty normal.Mine host a brain coral and fans the sand around the coral.I think they are making a bed.
     
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    I have one that loves to swim the whole tank and the other likes to stay in a hole of my live rock.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    My tomato clown does the same thing.
     
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    Yup My tomato clown Tosses CC all over the place He has 1 corner that is his. And it MUST BE A BARE BOTTOM! I fill the corner back up with CC and he pushes it back out every night.
     
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    clowns are weird..my tomato tosses away anything that gets close to his corner..it carries it in his mouth and spillled it away..hermits, serpent stars, whatever..
     
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    cool rigo and mine sleep in 3 places now the sand the shrooms and the top of the tank
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    the maroon clown in my work tank uses his tail and flips all the sand around his LTA til there is a bare bottom. He is weird, hence the comical name "clown fish".

    -Dr Marco :sfish:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I had a Seba Clown that was bad about that.My pair of Ocelliars clowns hasnt done it YET.But im sure they will eventually.
     
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