Clarks clown dont move alot help please

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  1. Antman

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    Hi please help i add my first fish to my new nano tank a clarks clown i add it yesterday it went into a hide out and just stay their but if i put food in it grabs it and take it quick back to its hide out it dont swims around in the tank why?it just stay in the one right coner behind a rock must it first get use to the tank?
     
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    yes it needs to get used to the tank
     
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    That its eating is a positve sign. Give it time to get used it its new home , give it a day or two and it will be out and about !
     
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    Antman - WELCOME to MASA

    It is obviously still scared, and stressed out from being caught at the shop, and then transported to your house. Also, it still needs to adapt to your water (you did drip-acclimatise it properly?) - oh, and do you know what your tank water's parameters (SG, pH, etc.) is, and how it compares with that of the shop?

    Clowns don't swim about all that much in any case...

    I would suggest that you leave the tank lights off for a day or two, and restrict movement close to the tank to a minimum for the next few days as well.

    Hennie
     
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    Thanx all i just got home from work and its swimming around now my tank is only 30 liter so will have to move it to a bigger tank later what can i add for a cuc?
     
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    Hi yes i use the tropic marine expert test kit water is good its more active today
     
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    Hi Antman, welcome to MASA, clown fish don't tend to tear around the tank much at best, they also fair much better in pairs.
    Try to introduce fish late in the day, then leave the lights off, the evening quiet time allows them to settle easier.
     
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    "Good" is very vague - care to share the actual values with us...
     
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    Sorry my mistake ph 8.2 ammonium 0 mg/l nitrit 0mg/l nitrat 2mg/l kh alkalinity 7 dKH water temp is at 26.4
     
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    welcome bud.. are there any other fish? sometimes solitary or new additions can be shy for quite sometime.. if water parameters are good it should only be a matter of time before they are settling... try keeping the room they are in quiet and perhaps dimm the lighting a little untill they settle.. i had a simular problem with my bi colour i added 3 weeks ago and now he is very happy and in charge of the tank.. good luck
     
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    Hallo nope only the clown live rock and a tube worm at the momet nothing big yet i put him in friday and he is moving around more now and eating he have a small gave thats his home he stays their and feeding time his coming out intresting fish just love him
     
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    well you params seem fine it may just be a case of settling in.. just be mindful of the occurence of diseases and the effects of stress..
     
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