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Old 06/19/2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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Clownfish not eating staying in corner.

Ok so this is day 3 my clown is not interested in food. It just hovers in the back corner of my tank breathing heavy. It once in awhile will go up and hover one of the rocks, and goes to its normal sleeping area at night (behind the filter) but then right back to the corner. It has been in the tank about a month no issues til now. Only change is I moved the powerheads to create more surface agitation. Could that be the cause? If it is should I move them back or give it time to get use to it? Interestingly enough yesterday during my water change it was out swimming around while pumps and lights were off.

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Old 06/19/2018, 04:00 PM   #2
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Ok so this is day 3 my clown is not interested in food. It just hovers in the back corner of my tank breathing heavy. It once in awhile will go up and hover one of the rocks, and goes to its normal sleeping area at night (behind the filter) but then right back to the corner. It has been in the tank about a month no issues til now. Only change is I moved the powerheads to create more surface agitation. Could that be the cause? If it is should I move them back or give it time to get use to it? Interestingly enough yesterday during my water change it was out swimming around while pumps and lights were off.

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It could be stress.
What are you feeding him/her?


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Old 06/19/2018, 05:10 PM   #3
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It could be stress.
What are you feeding him/her?


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Rod's frozen fish food.


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Old 06/19/2018, 06:19 PM   #4
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Rod's frozen fish food.


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Hmm, I would think they would eat that.
Their scales look good?


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Old 06/19/2018, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yes physically look fine
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Hmm, I would think they would eat that.
Their scales look good?


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Old 06/19/2018, 09:45 PM   #6
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Try brine shrimp. Isnít rods larger chunks?


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Old 06/19/2018, 10:41 PM   #7
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was it eating fine and all of the sudden stopped? Has there been anything new added to the tank? Any other symptoms like flashing (rubbing against objects), head shaking, cloudy eyes or yawning?
I would move the powerhead to its original position and see if it helps.


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Old 06/19/2018, 10:57 PM   #8
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was it eating fine and all of the sudden stopped? Has there been anything new added to the tank? Any other symptoms like flashing (rubbing against objects), head shaking, cloudy eyes or yawning?
I would move the powerhead to its original position and see if it helps.
When I turn power to tank off he comes out and seems normal although still doesn't eat. I thought maybe the lights i turned jyst them off and he came out but I left them out and he went back to corner

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When I turn power to tank off he comes out and seems normal although still doesn't eat. I thought maybe the lights i turned jyst them off and he came out but I left them out and he went back to corner

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Old 06/21/2018, 08:32 AM   #10
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Yesterday I replaced the powerheads to their original position and he came out of the corner, went under a rick and stayed there all day. This morning he is back in the corner. At any rate going to move him to qt tank today. The problem is other than not eating he has no other symptoms so I dont know what to treat him for.

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Old 06/21/2018, 10:12 AM   #11
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I believe the water current flow makes him stress. Just experiment by sets your Wavemaker pumps at the lowest speed and face them opposite on the top of the surface. The clownfish doesn't like strong current flow.


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