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clown swimming at surface

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases & Cures' started by Anonymous, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Anonymous

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    my marloon clown is swimming high by the surface. is that fine or is there something wrong? hes eatting and all but just swimming by surface.
     
  2. Anthony

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    Re: clown problem

    Please provide the following information.
    pH
    Ammonia Level
    Nitrite Level
    Nitrate Level
    Salinity Level (Specific Gravity)
    Water Temperature
    Tank Size
    How Often You Do Water Changes And What Percent You Change
    Date Of Last Water Change
    How Long The Tank Has Been Running
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Re: clown problem

    pH:8.2
    Ammonia Level:0
    Nitrite Level:0
    Nitrate Level:5
    Salinity Level (Specific Gravity):1.023
    Water Temperature:78
    Tank Size:100gallon tank,55gallon sump tank(half full), 150lbs LR, 150lbs LS.
    How Often You Do Water Changes And What Percent You Change:eek:nce a week/10%
    Date Of Last Water Change:2 day ago
    How Long The Tank Has Been Running:about one month and a half.
     
  4. Anthony

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    How long have you have the clown ?
    Does the surface of your water have a lot of movement ?
     
  5. Anonymous

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    i had him for about 1 week now. it does have more movement by the surface. he just start doing that about 2 days ago.
     
  6. Anthony

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    Re: clown problem

    What else is in the tank ?
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Re: clown problem

    i think the damsel too it home. hes no longer staying in the cave now.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    or hes hosting the power.
     
  9. Anthony

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    Huh ?
     
  10. Anonymous

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    hes is staying near the powerhead this whole time.
     
  11. trajik ink

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    that's normal in the begining...he still hasn't found a home in the rocks or an anemone might help out......i got rid of my oc's and bought 2 maroons to host my anemone and they stayed at the surface for the first few nights until they found the anemone.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    how much does an anemone cost. and how to take care of.
     
  13. Anthony

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    The cost will depend on what type you get. They have lighting requirements and you have to feed them every few days.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    can my 50/50 PC lighting support one. it a 4 65watt 50/50 corallift PC lighting.
     
  15. Anthony

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    65 * 4 = 260 Divide that by your tank size. I forget what size your tank is, I think 100. You're probably going to need more lighting as they require a lot.
     
  16. trajik ink

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    yeah if your tank is 100 g. your def. going to need more lighting.......my suggestions would be to go with t5's or metal halides....at least 4 watts per gallon min.
     
  17. Anonymous

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    ok so wat else can i have instead of an anemone.
     
  18. trajik ink

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    you can get some soft corals....like shrooms, toadstools, some lps like frogspawn and hammer corals......just make sure they're placed where they can benefit from the lights....
     
  19. genettico

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    You dont need so much light for certain anemones! The pink tips are very low light demanding! You can still put an anemone in your tank! The good thing about anemones is that they will move in search of a good light source! Dont be so concerned about how many watts per gallon you have but how deep is your tank in relation to your light source and the type of light you are using! If you have LR your anemone will crawl its way up until it finds a suitable spot! If you dont have enough light it will swell up for a while (to expose more area to light) and in most cases they adapt to lower light conditions!
     
  20. Anonymous

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    ok. sound good. i'll give it a try.