03-24-2008, 01:07 PM
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New black clowns
I have a question need an opinion. I bought 2 black clowns on Friday (they are a tank raised pair, male and female already morphed). I have an agressive green chromii who was being very defensive and tried to chase the clowns, but the clowns just kind of chased my chromii away. They didn't really seem stressed or bothered by the chromi. So that was a good sign and I wasn't too concerned. Then Sat i woke up and all the fish seemed to be doing fine. Saturday night the female couldn't seem to stop swimming fast around the tank ,while the male tried to keep but had a hard time. I know it was a sign of stress possibly so i just kept my eye on her. Then yesterday (sunday) all fish were doing fine again, Chromi still trying to establish terroties and vise versa. My new clowns just kind of stayed in one spot and didn't swim quite as much as they started. I so i fed them breakfast, which was some frozen food mix chromi went nuts and ate but i couldn't tell if the clowns were actually eating. They could smell the food and seemed interested but no evident signs they were actually eating because i didn't seem them going after big pieces. I did see the male eat sat night so the female is who i'm mostly worried about. I fed them at dinner again, same thing they didn't really seem to want to eat but was interested in the food. So i'm not sure if im feeding them the right stuff? or if the female is sick? or if they're still getting adjusted.
My tank is a 29 gal.
live rock, 3 snails, 3 emerald crabs, one un id crab ( i think its an emerald as well), a chocolate chip starfish, ph about 8.0 ( little low i know), nitrite at 40 (high i know as well), nitrate = 0, salinity 1.020. bio wheel filter.
If any ideas or comments let me know.