09-26-2010, 06:06 PM #1
Barbs swimming through Java Moss?
I've noticed a rather odd behavior in my barbs. I've looked hard to see if they have any sores, bumps, or white spots, but cannot see any. Sometimes they are wriggling through it and sometimes they look almost like they are eating the moss. They they'll lose interest and do something else entirely - typically ride the airstone bubbles up and down.
Is this the 'flashing' behavior that usually indicates a problem, or are they just winding through it for fun and finding something worth eating while they do it?
Water is normal, 0/0/10, did a 25% waterchange yesterday.
09-26-2010, 06:10 PM #2
That sounds to me like fish just enjoying there environment.My fish love swimming through the vegatation.In the wild this is how fish find food and shelter ,by exploring.
09-26-2010, 06:15 PM #3
My fish love to swim through things. My bettas, in particular, love to get themselves almost stuck in plants, then wiggle out. I wouldn't worry unless you notice flashing on the substrate (that's not a display of dominance) or see signs of disease.Originally Posted by i_am_511
09-27-2010, 05:47 AM #4
do you have a mix of females and males sometimes barbs (males) push the females through vegetation during spawning so the eggs are released all through the plants6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.
5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
09-27-2010, 10:10 AM #5
09-27-2010, 03:18 PM #6
Yup sounds like fish fun, i put 5 new swords in my 55g yesterday and the first thing the clowns did was chase each other through it then the rasbora's did the same thing.
i wouldn't worry about it its normal fish behaviour.16 tanks and counting
The more i look at your tank the more i want your tank in my tank!
09-27-2010, 09:33 PM #7
wouldnt worry about it. Keep an eye but dont lose sleep. They are just exploring a new addition to the tank, similar to when fish follow a newcoming fish around for a while, just checkin things out.