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Old 12/31/2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy I Need Clownfish Help!!!

Here is my issue.....my tank has a lot of flow, like 20X or so. I used to have a lot of triggers in my 220 so i had water quality issues, but since I got more flow, my water has been great. I dumped the triggers and got onto the reef fish side.

In november, I bought 2 true percs. They always were up in the top corner of my tank all the time behind the pumps but they WERE eating and stuff. I thought they just hid up there because they werent used to the tank yet. Well, tonight, I saw one of my clowns sucked into the side of my Koralia. These clowns arent huge, but I thought they could hold their own.

So now I have one true perc left. What do I do? Do i get a breeder net to house him in for a while? Or do I just let him go? Can they really not help the flow? Please let me know what you think.

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Old 12/31/2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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Not trying to insult you, but fish dont normally get sucked into powerheads. I saw something like this on another thread, and somebody mentioned that the fish may have been sick. I have a 57x turn around on my tank and for sure my papa clown is about an inch in size. Just my .02


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Old 12/31/2007, 01:07 AM   #3
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i know that as well as anyone, I am just saying, that is where i found him, sucked into the side of my powerhead.

So you are saying that a clown should be able to hold their own no matter what the flow is? I'm just curious if the flow could have worn him down or not. If not, then I accept his death. If the current was to strong, Im just looking for some way to help the other one that is still alive.


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Old 12/31/2007, 01:27 AM   #4
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I'm no expert at this, but I would think that yes the clown should be fine. How young was the clown? When I got my pair at 3 months old they would occasionally pass the powerhead and kinda get blasted a little. Now they are a little over a year, and I guess got used to it.(Haha they better in that tiny tank they have no other option) Good Luck with everything! I hope the other clown does well


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Old 12/31/2007, 01:34 AM   #5
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Sounds like he was already gone when he was floating throught the current, and eventually ended up there.


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Old 12/31/2007, 10:09 AM   #6
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I have had that happen to me but with a mj1200 and that wasnt a fun adventure. Can you move the power head at all? Try relocating it and see what the other clown does.


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