My clownfish won't close it's mouth HELP

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  1. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Sorry to be harsh but you should of done your homework first, added a damsel instead of 2 clowns 1 month into tank matureing, as for the anemones, 1 is enough let alone 2 and added way to soon, my tanks been matureing for 2 and half months, and i will not be adding one for another 3 & half months, be prepared for the worst, having said that they may pull through, keep us updated & good luck...

    ps, what size is the tank and what are the water parameters?
     
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  3. almita1978

    almita1978 Plankton

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    We did have damsels but they got too territorial so we gave them to a friend of ours who has a tank. I've had damsels before and they are way too agressive when you try to put anythng else in the tank. They started attacking the crabs and shrimp and we don't want an agressive tank. And I was mistaken it has been two months that we have had the tank which my roommate informed me of this morning.

    Our water is good and we do our regular tests periodically.

    I spoke to the man at the fish store and we are bringing our little clown in today so they can check him out. Hopefully everything turns out ok.
     
  4. Phayes

    Phayes Aiptasia Anemone

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    it is possible, that being only 1 month mature, and adding 2 anemones, you could have caused a major ammonia/nitrite spike. Was your tank fully cycled before you started everything to it? Should really check your water param's and post them for people to have a look. I'm not sure if taking him out of his environment and bringing him somewhere is going to help him if he is ill, it may just contribute to the stress. I would however, get rid of both of those anemones immediately as it is likely that either of them will survive being in such a new tank. That's just my two cents. But remember, this hobby is about going slowly, becoming educated, and being patient. Going too fast and rushing to add things to your tank is just a recipe for disaster.
     
  5. almita1978

    almita1978 Plankton

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    YAY he is fine we jsut needed more oxygen. We took him in to the fish doctors and when we got him there he wasn't gasping for air. So we got some more bubbles in the tank and he seems to be fine. Thank goodness I was worried about the little guy.
     
  6. HORTON16

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  7. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    You can run an airstone for more O2 in the tank, or just get a powerhead pointing up toward the middle to keep the water surface agitated.
    Good to hear the clown is going to be ok. Has he already closed his mouth yet? Does he eat food now?
     
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  9. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    Clownfish are aggresive, especially when an anemone is involved
     
  11. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh My God!!!!

    This must be an epidemic. I've been having the same problem with my wife now for weeks!!!

    (Sorry honey, I'm only kidding.)