[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Clownfish in clam


Bookmark and Share
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    skuttduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    79

    Default Clownfish in clam

    Last night I noticed that our saddleback clown went right inside our squamosa clam. He came out in the morning, the clam seems a little irritated. Do you think this is cause for any concern?

    This is the first time we've ever saw the clownfish go right into the clam. Mostly it just would lay on the mantle.

  2. #2
    demonclownfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Chatbox Menace

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ortonville
    Posts
    1,229
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    just watch out if the clam starts to close on it. ive seen a clam kill a purple tang b4 when it went inside.

  3. #3
    skuttduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    79

    Default

    My wife came up last night, and thought that the clam had hurt the clownfish, as he tail was trapped. I came down, and then all the sudden, the clownfish wriggled his way inside the mantle.

    I've heard of this and have seen pictures.

    I figure if both of them are ok with it, I won't bother, since the clown does keep some things away from the clam.

    Here's the latest pic of my 75 gallon tank.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1328152487

  4. #4
    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    485
    First Name
    Tal
    Awards Fishbowl Drawing Winner

    Default

    Trop has a huge clam that a bunch of juvenile clowns play in, pretty fun to see.
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
    www.fishtalpropagations.com

  5. #5
    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    1,752
    First Name
    Tom
    Awards Yugo Award - For helping with the CR Booth at MCES Monthly Giveaway Winner Monthly Giveaway Winner Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

    Default

    Nothing to be overly concerned about but I'd keep an eye on the clam to be sure it doesn't get stressed by this activity.

    Tom

Similar Topics

  1. Varsity Blues My first clam.
    By MizTanks in forum Coral Collector
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-12-2011, 04:16 PM
  2. Clams considering a clam
    By Tankster in forum Other Marine Life
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-21-2009, 07:04 AM
  3. Clams clam under pc
    By john90009 in forum Other Marine Life
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-13-2007, 01:54 PM
  4. Clams new clam
    By peregrinus in forum Other Marine Life
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-11-2004, 09:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us