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Old 06-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought it might be fun to have a thread of funny things we've seen in our tanks.

I'll start, and see if anyone joins in....

1. Surfin' Snail. Ramshorns often float around the tank. This one was hanging 10 (1?) in the middle of an inch long, bright green val leaf, swooping around in the current like a pro surfer.

2. Red Cherry Surrender. Looking into the tank one day, something caught my eye. It was a red cherry shrimp with a bit of white debris stuck to a foreleg. He was standing on a wooden twig, shaking his leg up and down -- looking for all the world like a soldier waving a white flag. I laughed out loud, then cried -- the pathos got to me. Do you think he was really giving up?

3. The Dodge. Once at feeding time, I saw a tetra floating peacefully with a flake in its mouth. Zooming in for the attack from below were not one, but TWO fast danios. One from the lower left and one from the lower right -- oblivious to each other. At the _very_ last moment the tetra twitched out of the way and the danios smacked into each other at full speed. Kung-Tetra-Fu.
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I once saw my one of my Cardinal tetras eat my Roseline shark's fecal matters by accident... D:
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely the surfing snails and the upside down snails! That would be the ones that actually cruise the surface tension from the south side looking for tidbits.

Not so much funny as heart warming are pygmy cories when they are "swinging through the trees" like little monkeys.
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Horny fish trying to spawn with absolutely unrelated other fish is pretty funny. Rainbowfish with Kribs for example. Hilarious.

Fish jealousy over food, too. Someone has something in their mouth...it MUST be food. Wait...there was a reason he spit it out, eh?
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I recently got several danios (2 long-finned leopard danios and one zebra danio). I put them in with my dalmation molly and got a good laugh at the first feeding. The molly, being the largest fish in the tank, was used to being the boss. The molly went to get a bite of flake food floating on the top, and one of the danios zoomed in and grabbed the food and was gone before the molly could react. Her reaction was one of complete confusion! You could just see her looking around wondering where her piece of food went! She did this many times before she got used to the danios being in the tank! It was quite entertaining!
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Shrimp fighting over an algae wafer...and an oto comes by and eats it like a boss.
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Yeah! A lot of fun stuff happens at feeding time.

If I cut off part of a frozen green pea and roll it into a ball, I can get a pretty good soccer/rugby game going!
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I have 1 sailfin rainbow who is always throwing up his fins at my glowlight danio's. It is pretty funny to watch.
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I was feeding few prepared foods to one of my aquariums which had some smaller rainbows a few shrimps and some corydoras amphibelus in it.

the cories were kind of hungry i guess one of them completely breached flew through the air and landed in the container of sinking wafers (glad ware to keep my cats from getting into them) . this was shocking as these guys are very mellow feeders.

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Saw a Crystal red and a crystal black attack a group of about 10 fire red shrimp over a shrimp pellet. The crystals won...
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