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Old 06/10/2018, 09:22 PM   #1
sanjay7
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My clownfish stays at top of the tank .(using seawater)

I have 18g tank and 20 lbs dead rock. My tank was running for 1.5 months .

I had blue damsel and 2 clowns. Then I added small tang .
Since tang wasn't taking food. I fed dead fresh prawn. My bad , I messed up . It gave ammonia spike . It killed my blue damsel and tang . One clown already jumped out the tank overnight two weeks back. Only one clown left.
Forgot to mention I have a crab and small lobster.
Now I did 70% water change .
Before blue damsel was territorial . My close used to stay at top.
Even now my clown stays at top .
Please help.

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Old 06/10/2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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Can you explain what you mean by at the top? Is he gasping right at the surface or just hanging out higher up than normal?


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Old 06/11/2018, 08:39 AM   #3
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Can you explain what you mean by at the top? Is he gasping right at the surface or just hanging out higher up than normal?


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Gasping at surface. Now I added a pair for him .
I'm worried now. My old clown is kinda giving jerking movement and sometimes vertical position.

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Old 06/11/2018, 08:58 AM   #4
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Did you test your water parameters? Was the dry rock cured?


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Old 06/11/2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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Water parameters are fine. Yes dry rocks are cured .
I just read a post. "Jerky movement is a sign of submission for pairing". Is that right ?
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Old 06/11/2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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Water parameters are fine. Yes dry rocks are cured .
I just read a post. "Jerky movement is a sign of submission for pairing". Is that right ?

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Yes that is typical behaviour when they have sorted out their hierarchy. It is a sign of submission so hopefully that means the fighting is over and they can get along swimmingly!


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Old 06/11/2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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They fight rarely even now . I could see them rubbing in the rock .
The fish stopped jerky movement.
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Yes that is typical behaviour when they have sorted out their hierarchy. It is a sign of submission so hopefully that means the fighting is over and they can get along swimmingly!


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Old 06/11/2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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Lobster is taken out .
Now a pair of clownfish and hermit crab is there in my tank .

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