Fish Flashing Definition

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by fish time, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    Sorry about this post but what dose it mean for a fish to start flashing dose that mean they get scared or something I've only kept fish for only a year now and wanted to know this definition in case my fish start to flash
  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    It means when a fish is swimming into/rubbing against decorations, the glass/acrylic/plywood or substrate.
  3. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    To add to @FishFish221, it will usually be really fast and sudden. You'll know it when you see it. It's seems totally unnatural.
  4. bigdreams

    bigdreams Well Known Member Member

    How often does it need to happen to be a concern? My Cory seems to do wacky things like do an occasional barrel turn against the substrate but it isn't a constant , nonstop type of thing.
  5. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    Are your water parameters alright? That's usually the biggest thing. Look him over good if your can. Corries normally play in the sand but if there are any marks or he's rubbing against stuff other then sand then that might be a problem. Keep an eye on it for sure just in case. It might be nothing though.

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