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    A friend sent this link to me. I know my cichlids have their own personalities, but I wasn't sure if fish like tetras and livebearers did. Guess they do, to a certain extent.
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    My discus certainly do, but I have not noticed any differences between my tetras. Maybe just because its harder for them to stand out individually.

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    Interesting study. I enjoyed reading about it.

    I personally think they do to an extent, but I'm no scientist and I've most certainly set up no documented, methodical study.

    From observation in my own little tanks though, I have seen subtle indicators.

    More inquisitive in one of a type (this observed about some Cherry Barbs). Also two of them will always be the very first to find food. Always! It is funny. Oh and only one is a shrimplett hunter, that I've seen (and this is something I've watched for over time quite carefully)

    Then in a different group/type, a couple (I think three, actually) that are more of a 'first out-and-about' than the other shoal-mates, who are followers.


    We had a Platy that was mostly grumpy. She preferred to be alone. Well, alone with her food that is -- not really a hider or anything. So you might say that doesn't count, being piggy about food and all... but she was different (from other Platys) about it all, nonetheless. She would strut her stuff, parading around, but was not happy to have any (male or female) join in her parade. I guess she did not like to share the stage.

    It could easily be that my amateur observations are nothing more than fanciful delusions from my imagination, but I am of the belief that the individual fish do have their own personalities. (as with other critters, for that matter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
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    A friend sent this link to me. I know my cichlids have their own personalities, but I wasn't sure if fish like tetras and livebearers did. Guess they do, to a certain extent.
    They may differ to some extent but all my red eye tetras act the same. All my rosy barbs act the same and all my zebras act the same, well one was a real pain to all. Unroll he went after the GBRs. No place to put him so euthanized the most human way I could think of....
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    Thanks for your sharing your observations guys and gals. I personally don't notice a lot of personality with my non-cichlid fish, but the cichlids are so full of personality you can't ignore. It's nice to hear observations from aquarists only keeping non-cichlid fish. I'm happy you shared that Rivers.
    @Hockey nut, I guess you had one barb or zebra who was a terror. I guess that's a personality afterall ;) To bad he was so aggressive you had to euthanize. It's funny, I never ever noticed an overly aggressive non-cichlid fish.
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