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Offline mikeydog

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« on: October 16, 2003, 10:22:54 AM »
I have a tomato clown that is hosting in a pair of annenomies on some rocks about half way up the tank.  Anyway this little turd continues to dig in the sand in front of and under the rocks that his annenome is on.  I don't understand why he is doing this.  And he is really annoying me.  Any ideas on what I can do to stop this??
125 gal (setup 11/02)
150lbs sand, 110lbs liverock
1.255sg 80F
40gal DIY Sump, ASM G-4 Skimmer
Duel Chamber MSS Calcium Reactor
2x250w DE 10k MH
1x250w DE 14k MH
3x165w VHO lighting

Yellotang

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2003, 01:36:21 PM »
The fish is trying to keep the area around the anemone clean and groomed incase of breeding happens. The only way to stop it is to remove the clown fish. :(

Offline mikeydog

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2003, 01:49:11 PM »
What if I just pulled him out and gave him a spanking or slap him around a bit.

The problem is, I filled his digging spot with live rock but he just finds other places to dig..
125 gal (setup 11/02)
150lbs sand, 110lbs liverock
1.255sg 80F
40gal DIY Sump, ASM G-4 Skimmer
Duel Chamber MSS Calcium Reactor
2x250w DE 10k MH
1x250w DE 14k MH
3x165w VHO lighting

Yellotang

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2003, 05:26:27 PM »
I guess you could always fill the hole with water and stick its nose in it. :D
I heard that works with dogs. :lol:

Offline MikeMc

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2003, 01:23:00 PM »
I think its time for a trip to the porcelain god.   :lol:   Take him out and show him how deep a hole he can dig there and i bet he strightens right up!!
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Mike
25 gallon

Offline mikeydog

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2003, 04:29:05 PM »
I would concider getting rid of him, except for the fact that I do like the look of him, and I'm not sure if it would affect my anenomies..
125 gal (setup 11/02)
150lbs sand, 110lbs liverock
1.255sg 80F
40gal DIY Sump, ASM G-4 Skimmer
Duel Chamber MSS Calcium Reactor
2x250w DE 10k MH
1x250w DE 14k MH
3x165w VHO lighting

Yellotang

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2003, 06:26:42 PM »
The anemone would be fine without it. The are not really dependant on each other in aquariums.