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Clownfish in clam

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    skuttduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    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.

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

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    skuttduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    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.


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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Trop has a huge clam that a bunch of juvenile clowns play in, pretty fun to see.
    Save a fish, Breed your own!

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    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.


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