View Full Version : Surprised by 'chomping' behavior -sebae

11/13/2008, 08:07 AM
I've a pair of sebea clowns and they are doing all the courtship dances, wiggles and jiggles. I expect to find a mass of eggs soon, but I saw a behavior I've never heard anyone mention.
The larger sebae swam up to a tankmate and without touching the other fish, started rapidly opening and closing it's mouth.
I actually HEARD the noise of this jaw snapping and it made me look over at her!
It was definately a warning signal, but I've never heard of this behavior before.
Any one experience this?

11/13/2008, 09:22 AM
A sebae is the name of an anemone not a fish

11/13/2008, 09:27 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13738060#post13738060 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by sassafrass
A sebae is the name of an anemone not a fish

Amphiprion sebae ;)

11/13/2008, 09:32 AM
Yeah, I will hear my clowns "bark" from time to time.

Sassafrass below is a link to sebae clowns.

11/13/2008, 09:46 AM
My pink skunk pair does that all the time, and they are pretty darn loud, can hear them over the TV. It has gotten "worse" now they are spawning.

11/13/2008, 01:00 PM
Yeah, I guess you could call it barking! I'll tell you what, it surprised me!!!