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  1. Hi all, I've recently set up my first reef aquarium (80L). I've been cycling for a month and the parameters looked good, so I added a pair of frostbite clowns from a local LFS. Yesterday, I noticed the male had white stringy poop. A quick google and it looks exactly like all the other forum posts that say this is an intestinal worm. I also think his stomach looks a bit plump, but he did eat a lot yesterday morning. I happened to already have esha -ndx on hand, which is supposedly one of the best worm treatments we can get in the UK, and so I dosed the aquarium. Given the price tag of these fish I didn't want to wait and see in case things got worse (he currently seems okay). This morning, about 12 hours after dosing, I noticed what looked like a wiry, long hair wriggling around in the water. I can't tell if it was alive or just moving in the current. I eventually lost sight of it. I wondered, could this have been the worm inside the fish? It was sort of brown/white and looked like a very thin worm. I hope I did the right thing jumping right to treating the fish and that this indeed was the worm that has now been expelled. Cheers, Chris
  2. hifishfriends

    Clownfish death :-(

    Hi guys. We recently purchased two clownfish and they were doing fine up until the morning. One was dead near the filter. Is there an explanation for one of their deaths. The other clownfish was swimming perfectly normal. I’m afraid to get a new fish if they end up dying. Any advice?
  3. I've finally got my 10g saltwater tank set up and I plan on getting a pair of clownfish and I've seen conflicting statements on if other fish are possible Also if anyone sees this what inverts yall would recomend I'm very excited about starting saltwater
  4. Had these two clowns for nearly a year, ate together, swam together, slept together - the smaller has been submissive since day-one. About a month ago I'm assuming the larger started to properly-mature into a female and became very aggressive towards the smaller, so much so that she chased him around essentially all day, then all night, and was still chasing him in the morning. Even if he hid she would pursue him. I put her in a breeder box for a week and reintroduced them, the female acted as if nothing had changed and didn't attack at all, they ate, swam, and slept together again for about two weeks. The last week she's become somewhat rougher during the day causing some minor fin-damage, but at night she will aggressively attack the smaller until he hides on the other side of the tank - sometimes causing some nasty fin damage, panicked surface-splashing, and a desperate little fish who doesn't even try to fight back. I'm not overly concerned about most of the fin damage as its' pretty superficial, however one of the two lower-leading fins is in tatters and has been torn near-totally-through in multiple places, and the dorsal fin is showing spines. No damage to the body, the pectorals, or the tail fin - no damage to either's mouth either. How damaged is too damaged and at what point do two clowns, who get along during the day and swim together -but not at night-, need to be separated as incompatible? I've never run into anything like this before, any help is appreciated.
  5. Nakaxx

    Clownfish Skinny

    I got a new pair about a few weeks ago. Everything was going good. Both of them happy and moving great. But I started to notice the male becoming skinny, not moving as much, and seems to always be hungry. I give them mysis shrimp daily and some omega one pellets. I switched over to some brine shrimp and still no luck! I was thinking maybe it's mouth is too small so I cut all the food in small pieces. However, now he seems uninterested in everything. Really getting worried and even asked for help at LFS and they told me he'll eventually eat it but it's really concerning now. Any advice? Female is perfectly fine.
  6. Starfishie99

    55G REEF

    I’m starting up a 55 gallon. Not exactly yet but if i don’t start a thread now then i know i won’t keep track 😉 going to start by buying an acrylic tank and we’ll go from there
  7. GlasgowReefer

    Eye damaged?

    Hard to get a picture but one of my clownfish has a white bubble(Best way i can describe it) round its eye. Anyone know what could cause it ? hard to get a picture 😞
  8. GlasgowReefer

    Type of clowns ?

    Hey guys, looking to id these 2 ? Tank in the shop had Punk Skunk Clowns - but I think it would have been pink skunk? - after looking on google totally different fish. they looked different than the standard tank bred clowns they had so anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance
  9. Reefer-begginer

    Clownfish being to aggressive

    So I know im not to active on here and I should probably scroll around to see if anyone else has had this issue before. But as I am more confused and concerned than just curious about it, ill make a post instead. Give or take about 2 months ago I got myself a Green LTA to try to host my 2 clownfish. All seemed well until one of my clownfish kicked the other out of the anemone. Thinking nothing of it I just let the 2 clowns be and they seemed to be getting along. Fast forward a few weeks and the anemone moved closer to some corals so I move them, unlucky move for me as the clownfish that hosted the anemone started to bite and fin smack my hand. ( cute but tingly ), thinking its territorial I just gently move the anemone away from the corals and everything is ok. Fast forward to about 3 days ago and still going on today, the clownfish has started to attack my inverts and starfish. ( my brittlestar and fire red shrimp to be exact ). I'm worried that this clownfish may end up killing my inverts and wether or not its mated with the other clownfish, im unsure if it has become a female ( they are both the same size ) and became more territorial due to the anemone being put in there. Is there a way to kinda help my inverts out? Or would my option be to remove the "female" clownfish and get another one instead?
  10. Aidanj

    Clown Harem

    I am setting up a 72 gallon clownfish harem with 18 clowns. I am planning to purchase all 18 from the same clutch, plenty of Bta anemones, and feeding 4 times a day using an auto feeder to reduce aggression. I have a few questions though. The first is on flow. What type of flow pump would you use? I’m trying to decide between a gyre and a puck. The second question is on cuc. I am running a protein skimmer rated for more than double my tank size. Along with a refugium, Carbon and gfo. Would this be overkill or too little? 2x sand sifting gobys (not sure which yet) 5x astrea snails 5x nassarius snails 5x trochus snails 3x red leg hermits 3x blue leg hermits 1x tuxedo urchin The third question is on anemones. Should I place the clowns In the tank before or after I stock anemone? Does anyone have any suggestions on types of food your bta anemones prefer? The forth is on clown food. What type of food would you recommend? Any suggestions on good auto feeders? Any other suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.
  11. I just set up a 55 gallon tank with clownfish. The only things I have in the tank besides the live rock and sand. It’s been 4 days since they ate. Won’t eat for me but when we bought them at the store, they were going nuts for the owner. Feeding frenzy!! Bought the same food they were feeding them. Tried dropping it in front of their face, putting it on top. Everything. Starting to get a little worried. any advice is appreciated!! Thanks
  12. Jennydinh143

    Clownfish ich? (Saltwater noob!)

    Hi! Im new to saltwater keeping! I saw my clownfish rubbing its side on the sand and thought it was just playing, upon more research I realized it could be ich. Im not really sure... im new to saltwater keeping so every literally thing i find off, i google them. I could just be paranoid but i’ll really what to make sure. If this is ich what do you suggest i do? I have a 10 gallon with 2 clownfish, a cleaner shrimp and live rock and live sand. I dont have a quarantine tank and i would like to not dose my tank with copper if at all possible because i have a cleaner shrimp. Any suggestions? https://ibb.co/gJ1kXt5 https://ibb.co/Yt3JSGn https://ibb.co/F59LcDv https://ibb.co/8N340bp https://ibb.co/dgQkwQ7
  13. My clownfish has not been eating for 2/3 days now, it is breathing very heavily, swimming in just one spot of the tank majority of the time and the poo is very unusual. I have attached images to see if anyone could please help me as im very worried for my fish.🐠 My tank has cycled, my tank is about 1 1/2 months old now. If you could please help before it dies!!!!
  14. My clownfish that I have had for a little over a week has stoped eating he was eating a little in the beginning or at least been interested and nibbling at it and spitting it out but now he is not at all and I’m really new and I try to research but I don’t really know what it could be I tested the water yesterday and did a water change yesterday as well and today put the food in garlic and he is still not eating I’m trying not to feeding him brine shrimp frozen and not and Mysis and flakes and no luck please help look at pictures. I do sometimes see him pooping like little white strands coming out of the bottom of him and I do not see him eating at all. If he is constipated idk what to do and if he is he has been for 4 days
  15. Hi, Can anyone help please, I bought Promiscuous Black Clown Fish a few day ago. It was swimming and breathing fine but now it's starting to breath very rapidly, not eating like normal and swimming in place majority of the time. Can anyone please help!!!!!!🐠
  16. mylertitchell

    Majors Nano Reef 49l

    Background So Tank was started in July, it all started with doing a water feature in the garden (a well with some goldfish), then a betta tank (aquaponics) for the office, then I came across the reef hobby, started googling galore, owned nothing and had every system dreamt up, i wanted to get a nano tank that would fit into my house with no upset and then if all went well and knew the hobby was for me, I would be able to upgrade down the line. I read an article, that was just spoke to me and it was based upon a book, so i found the book, bought it in hardcopy (the wife said was on the phone too much) and was locked in. Reef was gonna be definitely for me. I had a friend who was a long time fish enthusiast (tropical) and had just got into the saltwater game, FOWLER tank and then into corals and then sacked his tropical tank and upgraded to just one reef tank. Having a Reef Buddy has definitely made this journey even more enjoyable. So after reading the book, my brief was simple a nano tank that would fit on the table I already have, buy equipment which can be used in the next tank (modular etc) and hopefully i enjoy the hobby and if so upgrade to as big as tank I can (ie id love a 6ft peninsula with walk in room behind it, dividing the dining room and living room, but then id need a new house, most likely 200l, big enough tank but in scale with the room), and if i didn't well, well don't even need to finish the sentence. As its a great hobby! Goal Fully stocked stable Tank, once I Reach this target I will begin the journey all over again with most likely a 3ft sumped tank, then convince the wife we need a bigger house and its nothing to do with the fish. Tank Spec Start: July 2019 Display: Aquael Nano Reef Duo 49 Litre Rock: Aquanetta 2 Module display (ceramic), 2 live pieces (donated by friend) and some dry pieces Sand: CaribSea Aragonite Fiji Pink Sand 15LB Lighting: Stock , Zetlight 1201 x1 x 2 Heater: V2therm 50 Digital Heater 50w Wavemaker: APS 2500 Powerhead, Jebao SW-4 (running at 1000l) Filtration: Stock, HOB Canister Filter APS-500, Filter Media: Coarse Sponge, FIlter Floss, Seachems Matrix, Phosguard, CarbonMatrix ATO: Autoaqua Smart ATO Micro (4l res - Cereal Container) Testing: Salifert test kits (Alkalinity, Calcium, Nitrates, Phos) Dosing: Manual - Microbe-Lift Calcium, Saliferts KH Buffer, LaCl3*, Carbon (NitraPhos Minus)* Automatic - Single Doser - Kalk/Vinegar solution, Manual - Microbe-Lift Calcium*, Saliferts KH Buffer*, LaCl3* *if required I have been on quite the journey so far (including a bad crash), it is gonna be quite enjoyable going down memory lane to get yous up to date... Plan of Action: Monthly updates as part of my routine. July 2019
  17. Hey guys, I have had ocellaris clownfish for around 1 month now and they were doing fine. The only weird thing I would notice is one of them would relentlessly bite my fingers everytime I do a water change or try to place/change coral position. Last week the aggressive one started to bully the other clown, I did my research online and read that it is normal behavior while pairing so I let them be and had to watch heartbroken as it would bully the other fish almost out of the water. I have had it when one day I woke up to an extremely pale clown, so I netted the aggressive fish and put it in its own smaller plastic tank and placed that inside the water too (I have read that this method works to reset territorial boundaries and make the aggressive fish used to having anohter fish in the tank). Well, even after a week, it seems like the clown keeps charging inside the plastic tank at the other clown to try and attack it and keeps bumping its head into the side of the tank trying to get to its pair. I was planning on taking it out today after 7 days but I am terrified now as I DO NOT WANT A DEAD FISH resulting from a fight. I will take full resposibility for this matter and LFS doesnt take fish back, so I need a solution to this please if anyone has experience with fighting clowns, I have done almost everything I have found online from solutions and nothing seems to work. Btw, the other clownfish regained its color and is no longer pale after being safe from the aggressive one for 7 days. Tank is 10g, has a protein skimmer that works 16 hours or less a day. I feed once a day, my clowns and a fire shimp. I have a zoa garden and a leather finger coral. Tank parameters are stable. I only dose bacteria every other day due to the tank being less than 2 months old. Thank you in advance.
  18. Hi everyone. I've decided to participate in the 365 day challenge in NR. 🙂 Background: This tank is actually 4 years and ~3 months-old, However, it was always used as a halfway tank of sorts - meaning, I rotate livestock in this tank pretty often before moving the animals to other tanks. It was always treated as a 'spare' tank, and sometimes a hospital tank. For the past 1 year++, it was run exclusively as a FOWLR. But I've decided to strip it down and convert it to a full reef tank. So this will be a reboot. Even though the rocks are very old, everything else (except a few existing fish and inverts) will be entirely new. 🙂 Theme/Concept: 'Tropical Jungle'. I live in the tropics and I'm drawing inspiration from local places I've visited throughout my life. The real jungle is dense but beautiful. For this tank, I'll be using different types of corals and macros to fit the 'jungle' theme. For example: Wild Jungle Growth = Various types of Macro (Caulerpa/Chaeto/Galaxaura/Halimeda etc.) *Flowers = Various mushroom corals Specifications: 10G cube tank with built-in mini sump at the back of the tank Rimless 8mm Crystal White Glass Equipment: 500 L/Hr Astro Return Pump Sobo Mini Wavemaker (4000 L/Hr) 1x PAR 38 LED (36W) 1x Thermometer 1x Aquarium Cooling Fan Rocks & Sand: ~3.5 kg of cured, mature LR (>4-years-old) ~3kg of coarse aragonite sand (brand new) Salt: Fritz RPM Media: Filter Floss Activated Carbon Coral Stones (in zipped up mesh bags) RowaPhos Fish: Bicolor Blenny (Dusky) Occy Clownfish (Pisces) Platinum Percula Clownfish (Panda) Black Clown Goby (Nox) Inverts: 2x Turban Snails 1x Pink Legged Hermit Crab (Derp) Corals: *All removed because the tank temp. will not stay below 30'C Macroalgae: Fern Caulerpa Grape Caulerpa Chaeto *TBA: Livestock: Mushroom corals 2x Turban Snails Assorted Macroalgae 1x Cleaner/Fire Shrimp The tank is currently located downstairs, in my library/art room. The present water temp. spikes up to 31.5'C on very hot days, which makes it unsuitable to host any coral atm. So, for now, I'll refrain from adding any corals until I can purchase a new mini fan. Macroalgae can survive in this heat however, so I'll be adding macro first to the tank. Today morning, I stripped down the tank, drained/emptied it and tossed out the old LS. Here's my condiment pic: And here's how the tank looked like this morning: I even drained the sump chambers at the back of the tank, and removed the remaining water using kitchen towels. My livestock and LR was kept soaked in a separate container while I did this: FTS 1/3/2020:
  19. 505nano

    505Nano*New 16 Biocube

    Hello all, new to this forum and the nano community. I currently have a 54 Gal Aqueon corner tank, which was my first saltwater tank. I have successfully had that tank running from July 2019 and in that time, I instantly fell in love with owning and maintaining ( weird, I know) a saltwater aquarium, its almost therapeutic. I find myself now always looking for places to put a tank in my small ish home and I decided to look for nano for my bedroom. Marineandreef had a sweet deal for the 16 biocube with stand for $269 (after discount and sale) and I decided it was time to expand ha. After convincing wifey (really just ordering and apologizing after), I found myself tracking and waiting. Fast fwd to today, I have the stand set up in the corner of our room with the nano boxed back up ( did not want the toddlers to move it around and possibly drop it empty). I am currently studying, reading the journals and ordering the necessary items needed to begin the tank and start the cycle (so much fun, bleh). Enough backstory, the following will be about the nano I decided to start a journal from the very beginning of this nano to notate what is planned and get advice. As far as Filtration, I have decided to use the included basket for now with the following in order: Poly Filter Floss SeaChem Purigen SeaChem Matrix bio-media in bag (obviously) I have contemplated so much on the filtration and am open to any suggestions. I do not think I will be doing a refug at this time, so that will not be currently considered. The Heater I have decided to go with is the Aqueon Pro 100W, which will be placed in the 1st chamber after false floor is removed. Rock & Substrate: Walt Smith Reef Rock 2.1 20lb dry purple rock Carribsea fiji pink live sand 20lb I do plan on taking some of the smaller pieces of live rock from my current 54 gal to assist in seeding nano. Wavemaker will be the Jebao SW2. This is the brand I currently use on my 54 Gal, and have had no issues and love the controllers for them. I do not plan on modifying the led lighting just yet. Also, I will NOT be running a skimmer on this nano at this time, as I don't mind maintenance and will be planning on weekly 5 gal water changes. Now, Salt.. When I started my 54 gal, I initially went with IO salt as I was not planning on having coral, but of course I was seduced by the beauty.. now I am wanting to switch to some type of high quality reef salt for both tanks. I am leaning more towards Red Sea Coral Pro Salt, I would love any input on this! As far as livestock, I am planning on having 2 designer clownfish (havent really decided on type yet) and maybe a firefish or goby, also undecided lol I will have a clean up crew consisting of a couple trochus, cerrith and maybe astrea snails as well as a couple hermits and debating on a fighting conch. I am undecided on which corals I will be adding just yet, as I want to aquascape first and see where I can place them, which will better determine what I decide on. I will be posting on this journal for anyone who would like to keep up with the nano build. Let me know if anyone has any advice or critique! Thank you! 505nano
  20. So i got 2 clownfish from my local fish store and added them to my tank on 2/7 (it’s 2/11/20 today). They havent eaten yet as far as i can tell. I’ve seen one of them take a flake in there mouth and spit it out, put it back in their and mouth and spit it out repeated a few times. One time the other clown did it with a pellet. (i’m still trying to figure out what food they’ll eat. So far tried flakes, pellets, and san francisco marine cuisine frozen food. No success with any of them.) the water param seems fine i think. salinity 1.023 temp 77.7-78.1 ammonia: <0.25 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 1ppm maybe? pH: 8.2 i havent done a water change yet. on the first day they were put in the tank one of the clownfish pooped fine but the other had white stringy poop attached to it. and then on the first/second day i noticed his face area isn’t quite clean looking? (Please see photo) the other one has it too but just not as much. Is it flukes? should i do a freshwater dip? Do i need medication? If so, what medication is safe? I don’t have any other fish or coral. Just 2 clowns with rock. also one of the clown’s pelvic fin is “clamped”? Like it’s attached to its stomach and won’t open up like the other clown. also also how do i coax them into eating?
  21. Alexis96

    Help! Clown fish acting weird

    My tanks been cycled awhile and I finally went out and got two clown fish and they checked out the whole tank and then they both found a spot they like I think n then they started just laying in the sand. Not really moving. My male will get up and move around then go back to laying down like he’s dead. My water levels are good so I don’t know what’s wrong
  22. Marinejjd

    Fighting+Hiding Clown Fish

    Okay so, I have two black and white clown fish they were brought from a tank with around 8 of them in around 2 months ago. They have been getting along really well until.. I noticed today one of them is bullying and attacking the other, the victim is now hiding in a tiny gap in the rock. While the bully swims freely around the tank. I also noticed in corner of the tank sand has been moved in one spot causing a small crater in the sand. This sounds like they are working things out with regards to sex changing. My question is, is this part of the pairing process? I haven't read anywhere that during the pairing process one clown fish hides for his life. Is the pairing failing or does it just take time for sex to change? Any information or knowledge would be gratefully appreciated (water levels are all good.)
  23. Ajb113

    Clown fish nipping

    Hi I am new to the hobby and I recently went out and bout my first two clownfish one is a small perc. And the other is a half medium phantom clownfish probably about double the size of the perc I’ve noticed the phantom will go around minding it’s business then swim over and nip at the smaller fish and then go off again then a little while later comeback and do the same thing the first night I watched it and it only happened one or two times but I got home today and I’ve noticed that it’s done it about 6-7 times in the last 20 ish minutes what should I do and is this normal? Oh and I also talked to the lady at the local fish store and she said she has two clowns that she added at the same time one perc and one false perc and she said it worked fine since they were added at the same time
  24. RockyMountainReef

    1.15.2020 - Tank to this date

    IM Lagoon 25 with Kessil A80 TunaBlue, SpectralX Controller

    © Brandon G Dean

  25. Clownnem05

    Clownnem05’s bta tank

    Hey:) this will be a thread documenting my journey creating the BTA tank of my dreams. Feel free to give constructive criticism at anytime!!! livestock: -pair of Ocellaris Clowns - two green bubble tip anemones - 5 blue legged hermit crabs - assorted snails lighting: 2 Kessil a80s tank info: IM 25 gallon lagoon filtered with marine pure bio filter gems. Water changes are done once a week. Normally I do 5 gallon changes. Feeding: the clownfish get fed pellets once a day and the nems get mysis shrimp every 3-4 days Pictures:
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