There are plenty of stupid fish around – with the main aim to commit suicide it seems. If you don’t believe me, some other people have had also had nutty fish experiences….
Carys Phillips with a Catfish who seems to like his undergravel filter just a little too much….
“I had just bought my new bristlenose catfish and everything was great untill a few weeks after I`d bought him. I couldn`t find him for quite a long time, then I saw him in the tube of the undergravel filter!! I panicked a bit, but I got him out and he was fine. BUT quite a bit of gravel went into the tube. A few days later I could see a little tail from the gravel in the tube it was the catfish again!! I thought he was dead poor little soul. I took him out of the tube and shotty (that`s his name) who is normally 2.5″, had shrunk and crumpled up to 1″. I took him out of the water with my hand and put him back in, and I was sure that he would not survive. To my supris, he shot off to the floor eating from the gravel again and immediately went back to normal size. This happened a couple of months ago and now there`s netting over the entrance to the under gravel filter so nobody can injure themselves. The gravel has now gone from the filter and its working properly and all of the fish are ok. Touch wood. STRANGE BUT TRUE.”
Alissa from Australia and a stuck little Molly…
“I just thought I’d tell you about one of my own incidents in the fish tank.Well, it’s not really much of a story, but at the time, it scared me to death. It was a baby Molly, only a few months old. It was one of the last of the brood to survive, and i’d just let the remaining fish out into the main tank the day before. I came home from school and went straight to the tank to see how everything was going. I could’t find this one little Mollie. I looked and looked, until finally I saw it. Believe it or not, it had swam in between the side of the tank and the corner filter, and wedged itself there! The poor little blighter looked so sorry for itself, pinned there against the glass. I don’t know how long it had been stuck there, but it was obviously glad to be free. “