Strange twitch

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  1. todd

    todd Plankton

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    We added a pair of percula clownfish to our tank one week ago. This is a new tank, two weeks old, and these are the first fish in the tank. They seem to be doing well except for a strange looking twitch from the smaller one. He's about an inch long, seems active and is eating well. Occasionally, the little one will go into this state where it looks like he's being shocked for one to three seconds, then he goes about his business. Normally, these convulsions seem to be triggered when the little fish bumps into the larger fish. The twitch has been going on since day one. Anybody seen something like this or know what it might be? Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a courtship ritual. The Little one is the male and the larger one is the female. They are becoming a mated pair
     
  4. A4_Andre

    A4_Andre Astrea Snail

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    is this true? my clowns have been doing it for the past 2 years, but i dont see any babies popping up. both of them would do it too.
     
  5. slowleak

    slowleak Feather Duster

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    bump, have the same question
     
  6. coylee_17

    coylee_17 Fire Goby

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    Jason nailed it, it's courtship behavior.
     
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