Thread: fish behavior
03-13-2010, 06:33 PM #1
do fish ever flash for reasons other then ich?
03-13-2010, 07:11 PM #2
Fish get itches just like we do, so some flashing every now and then isn't a big deal. Sometimes they also do it to show their strength if they do it on a leaf or some sand. This is usually done to either intimidate a rival or impress a female. I can understand the nervousness of seeing a fish flash a few times. After a nasty ich infestation wiped out 99% of my fish, I saw my new fish flashing and got all freaked out. Turns out he was just trying to impress his lady friend. :)
The time to worry is if more than one fish are doing it often.
Last edited by wolf_eyes; 03-13-2010 at 07:13 PM.
03-14-2010, 06:07 AM #3
If you see a fish flashing every once in a while that is normal. If the fish is always flashing and its color is starting to fade then keep a close eye on them.55gal Planted community
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