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Thread: digging fish?

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    good day AC,

    i came home from work today and found my tank CLOUDY, i was like darn another type of bloom.. how ever after looking at the substrate i found a hole that was dug up by a fish in the tank under the live rock( my rock is not set on the tank floor) what would cause a fish to do this and what fish is it ??

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    You sure you don't have a hitchhiker shrimp in there?

    IMO, the most likely culprit out of the fish would be the Maroon Clown. They will sometimes dig when looking for a place to lay eggs.
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    I got rid of my Velvet Damsel due to a few things, and he was a digger.

    He'd pick a rock overhang then clear all the sand out from under it to make himself a better cave to hang out in.

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    hahha, so i was watching my tank and i watched my blue devil damsel go where the whole was and take out piece by piece or crushed coral and also then swiped his fins against the rock to make an deeper hole.

    how do i stop this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    how do i stop this?
    Simple, you don't. That's just your fish doing what comes naturally to it.
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    The damsel is doing what it does in the wild. Unless there is a major concern about the rocks toppling over than you don't need to do a thing. If the rocks might fall, you should try to rearrange them or block the hole with a small pice of LR
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    after supporting the rock, teh damsel was indeed the one who made this hole/ cave. its kinda col actuall, he will sit in there while my coral beauty will "bully" him and face the hole with his body and block the front of teh hole. real funny to wathc, im trying to catch a video though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    after supporting the rock, teh damsel was indeed the one who made this hole/ cave. its kinda col actuall, he will sit in there while my coral beauty will "bully" him and face the hole with his body and block the front of teh hole. real funny to wathc, im trying to catch a video though.
    That would be a funny video
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