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Hi, i just bought one clownfish about 4 days ago, and i'm new to the hobby so i'm not sure about his behaviour. For the first three days he would swim just fine at the center of the aquarium right up near the glass, but now he's taken to a corner and is staying there. He is eating very well, and my water parameters are in check, although ammonia may be a little high. Here are my parameters: ammonia: .25 pH: 8.1 nitrite 0 nitrate: <5 temp 77-78 salinity: 1.024 He doesn't seem lethargic, just staying in a corner and swimming at a slight tilt. Any advice? I attached a pic below
Muffin87 posted a topic in Beginners DiscussionWill a "designer" and a "standard" clownfish form a bonded pair, provided they are both Ocellaris? Is a bonded pair more likely to host in a coral/anemone/etc. than a singleton, since the pair would have to find somewhere to spawn? What are the ideal "surrogate anemone" corals for a pair of clownfish? I'd like my clownfish to host in a beautiful, easy-to-keep beginner coral that they're not gonna bother in anyway. With so many people keeping clownfish pairs in nano reefs, where anemones are big no-no, I don't understand why there isn't a list of good "surrogate anemone" corals for clownfish pairs. Is the hosting behaviour so unpredictable? Many suggest toadstool, frogspawn, duncan. But in some cases the clownfish pair had a negative effect on the coral.