Fish Behaviour

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  1. mytank

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    I noticed this and haven't been able to figure out why so I thought I would ask the experts and maybe even @Lord_Blackadder could chip in here.

    My Blue Throat trigger has been doing this since I got him 7 months ago, swimming super close to the glass up and down up and down, he seems to enjoy swimming around my Vortech's too.... like in a loop.

    Then I noticed the Achilles doing the same thing, but this Achilles is 5 days old in a holding tank. If I come close he swims around the pump..... when its time for his dip every morning he doesn't swim around the pump he just hides behind it....


    I noticed it and found it interesting.... any ideas?
     
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  3. carlosdeandrade

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    I have a cleaner wrasse that swims around one of my vortechs first in the morning. I know larger animals do it, like the big cats, it's called "pacing." You can also see it when you go to the larger aquariums, the fish tend to swim in a organised fashion, and I am not talking about the schooling ones like tuna or sardines.
     
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    after their own reflection? don't take my word for it but if they are both doing the same thing...
     
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    LOL...my Bi-Colour Blenny also use to go all "weird" on me and swim around in "circles"...:p
     
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    Stop feeding him :peroni::peroni::peroni::peroni:
     
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    @mytank, my big Regal Tang has the same behaviour. I have "temporary" flowpumps in the corners of the tank. He plays in the stream non stop. I have checked my theory many times by removing the pump. He gets real upset....starts darting around the tank until I move his pump into the old spot. I have googled this behaviour and the result was: they say that the "bigger" species swim the currents for kilometers in the wild. Maybe thats what they are mimicking......swimming against the current?
     
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    @Helga I think you could be right where the blue throat swims is the front of the tank which is dominated by two MP40s must be the "gulf stream" he is enjoying and of course his ringa ringa rosey around the pumps on each side ....
     
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    I had a bluethroat do exactly the same thing for about 3 years. In the wild they're usually found around dropoffs and high current areas, so it's probably just a case of them liking the flow.
     
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    @mytank,
    :thumbup:
     
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