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Daniela
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Funny things your fish do
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:26:43 PM »

I thought i would share some of the funny things my little (getting bigger) guys do Smiley.

When my partner goes over to the tank, our fantail Squeak swim from the top to the bottom of the tank as if to say 'feed me'.

Our black moor Bubble tries to nibble my finger whenever i put it to the glass.

Our tank is also situated next to our front door so whenever we come home they always swim to the glass next to the door as if to greet us. (Its not the best place to put the tank but the only place it would fit. The place we wanted to put it turned out to be a bit too small. Even though we had measured it)

Whenever we feed them peas or tubafex Bubble starts nibbling mid-air really fast in excitement

They also like watching BBC News
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Vicloz2006
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 06:40:06 PM »

Sometimes Flash gets so excited when I go to feed him he swims into the side of the tank. Also he sometimes practically jumps out of the water which scares the **** out of me.
 I gave them all some frozen Artemia tonight and the frys were running round with them trying to tear the tails off them and were trying to steal them off each other, was funny to watch. Victors reaction to them is best he almost looks disappointed in them lol!
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 05:26:27 AM »

Raven is the most clueless fish in the tank Wink She's a black moor and she sometimes gets startled by the bristlenoses in case she swims too close to them. She also tends to tilt while nibbling the glass when you come close, I'm not sure why she does that, but it's so adorable :'D
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Skwishee
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 07:15:39 AM »

Lucky loves to nibble my fingers to check for food, she'll even do it during maintenance and has swam so close to the gravel cleaner trying to get at my hand Roll Eyes I am always super careful of course, I'm so worried she's going to swim into it by accident or something, all in the name of nibbling my hand!
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Daniela
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 04:07:39 PM »

Aww everyones fishes sound so cute Smiley
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 09:56:58 AM »

Bertie has gotten really round....so when he tries to dash between the leaves of plants....he gets stuck and he can't figure out what to do.  He keeps swishing his tail, but it's a no go.  Finally he figures out to turn around and get unstuck.  Moms plump fishy Cheesy
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 01:57:30 AM »

One of my lovlies is blind in one eye, so she often swims on her side at feeding time so she can see the food on the bottom with her good eye. The poor little thing does well, and it adds a little acrobatics to the water.
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 11:53:41 PM »

Sushi likes to rub her scales on the rocks and gravel and sometimes knocks the little snails off the side of the tank.
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Skwishee
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 05:33:07 AM »

Sushi, just to let you know if your fish is rubbing against rocks and gravel, that might indicate something is wrong Undecided It's not normal behaviour for fish to do that.

It's usually because the fish is irritated and there's something wrong with the water quality or there are parasites presents.

Do you know your water quality i.e. ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels?
Please see this article as it has more detail about parasites and things Smiley
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 11:03:58 PM »

 Shocked Oh dear! I did a partial water change today and changed the filter.
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 02:25:13 AM »

Nice link Skwishee Grin
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Skwishee
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Re: Funny things your fish do
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 05:08:16 AM »

Sushi when you change the filter, how much media do you change?
Because of the bacteria you should only change half the media at a time. Changing all of the media will cause a mini-cycle in the tank.

Also how much water do you change and how often? And how long has the tank been set up? Smiley
I re call you mentioning you were going to upgrade the tank for your goldfish?

What you could do, is either grab a test kit from a pet store, or take a sample of water to a pet store (they'll often test it for free), so that you can know what your water quality is . Smiley If ammonia or nitrite are above 0ppm or nitrate is above 40ppm, then that could be a cause to the fish's behaviour.
If they're both 0ppm and nitrate is below 40ppm, then you can rule out water quality.

So if you find the water quality is the issue, then I would increase your water changes, to once a day, or once every two days, until the levels are okay. Testing water frequently during this period would help, so either use a test kit or pop to a store like I mentioned before.

Then once the levels are okay, 50% water changes per week, should help keep the water of a good standard.

If the water quality isn't the issue, then check the fish visually to see if you can spot anything unusual like it's described in the article I linked to.
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