- New Ocellaris Clownfish Pair Added! Acting very weird...
recently purchased 2 ocellaris clownfish wild caught. I acclimatized
them to the tank for 40 mins using drip method.
Day 1: For the first 4 hours they swam
around the tank exploring. Then when I turned the lights out they
started swimming on there sides at the surface of the water in one
corner and would not eat.
Day 2: Did water change and they were
swimming around the tank again very happy, but still not eating.
At night same thing, started swimming in one spot on the surface.
Day 3: eating like pigs, but not swimming
around, will only stay in one spot on the surface, there whole head
comes out of the water when they swim.
Day 4: still eating well. But wont
swim down more than a few inches. Today I noticed 1 or 2 tiny white
spots on there bodies. Will keep an eye on this in the coming days.
I added a natural reef safe product called melafix
to the water, its a immune system booster to help fight of the spots.
My first thought was there was something in my
tank making them sick. I searched for people who have had similar
experiences. Most said it was normal for a new clown without an
anenome to do this at night, but they should act normally through
out the day. Naturally I was worried, but on day 6 they started
acting like a normal fish, the spots are all gone and they now get
excited about brine shrimp.
I have named them "Bubble