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    Posted: April 06 2012 at 12:13pm
So i've had a black onyx clown in my reef tank for about 8 months and hes never had any issues. The other day i came home and couldnt find him, after looking everywhere i spotted him... He jumped into the overflow and was looking pretty bad. I was worried that maybe something was picking on him or startled him and didnt want him to jump in there again so i put him in my biocube (no other fish in there except a lazy PJ cardinal) but he has done the same thing in there, i have had to fish him out of the return area 3 times just this week. I am going to cut up some plastic egg crate to hopefully keep him out of places he shouldnt be. Any thoughts why he might be doing this?
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He saw all the huge yummy pods and thought he deserved a treat! I have no idea tho. Some fish jump as part of their mating rituals, but clownfish don't to my knowledge. Just one of those things. I found a wrasse living in my plumbing a year later...and all three of my cardinals ended up living in my sump baffles.
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We lost a Vlamingi Tang to suicide recently.... just happens I suppose. I think we will put screens on the upgrade we are working on :).

When we first started in the hobby we had a clownfish that really liked the overflow box, we found him in there all the time until we screened it off.
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