The most INSANE fish you own

jgon_

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I'm sure we have all had fish that are certifiably bonkers.

For me, my school of yoyo loaches. Completely psychotic fish. Who ever said these fish are bottom dwellers have not met these guys. Up and down, up and down, left, right, all over sniffing out every surface at ever angle nonstop. Darting in and out of the java moss like a jungle gym. Zooming across the glass anytime someone approaches. I can't even describe the acrobatic frenzy they get into once they smell food. Pot bellied buggers, they are nuts.

I think the funniest aspect about them, is that they have no concept of personal space. Zero. They crawl all over every fish sniffing them out. They were even all over my angelfish pair as they were breeding. These loaches simply don't care.

Hysterical fish they are.
 

bubblefish

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I have 4 yoyo loaches in one of my 55 gallon tanks. They are definitely the "court jesters" of this tank. I have one that will push it's head through the gravel and fall asleep that way with just his back half sticking out. Maybe he's pretending to be a plant, LOL. They sure love to play!

I agree, they don't have a sense of personal space at all!
 

Charlemagne

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LOL, they sound like such funny fish!!! I used to have a catfish that would just swim up and down, up and down, up and down in the corner with the bubbler ALL DAY LONG!! Literally, that's just about all she(not really sure if she was a girl, but we named it Kitty, so we always though of her as one) would do! Occasionally, she'd venture out to pick some stuff out of the gravel, but not very often. She was probably my most insane fish.
 

bolivianbaby

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Oh wow, as a keeper of lots of cichlids, I have many insane fish to choose from, so I"ll just pick one.

I have a marble convict female who "flew" out of the tank to avoid my spawning pair of JD's. She's recovered and is now in a tank with another insane convict, Karma, who found great joy out of killing her first mate.
 

bubblefish

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I have a marble convict female who "flew" out of the tank to avoid my spawning pair of JD's. She's recovered and is now in a tank with another insane convict, Karma, who found great joy out of killing her first mate.[/QUOTE]

YIKES!!!!
 

Chris123

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I used to have an irridecent shark. All it would do would swim up down side to side over and over again. Also when I came in the room he'd jump. One day he jumped out of the tank and he died.

That's Proboly the craziest fish I ever owned
 

MissMTS

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The most insane fish I have ever owned was a male Flowerhorn. He was so aggressive that he would try to attack us through the glass when we entered the room. I couldn't even put my hand in his tank to clean it. He lasted about a couple of weeks until I decided it was time for him to find a new owner to terrorize, lol
 

BritJo

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I had a guppy (Washington) who spent AlL of his time swimming through my bubble wall. From the moment I put it in that's all he did. It was hilarious.
 

LyndaB

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Gotta agree that it's the nutty yo-yo's. I have 3 of them and I get endless enjoyment out of their acrobatics and antics. arty0049:
 

platy ben

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My crazy fish have got to be my blood parrots for 2 reasons, 1: they are a hybrid. 2: they always smile
My other crazy fish are the Garra Rufa They love whizzing around and cleaning the glass- upside down
 

Charlemagne

Member
Lol, I just checked on this thread again, and you guys have some crazy fish! I just remembered a crazy fish story my dad tells. He used to have a 100 gal. freshwater at work. (I know, it was a reeeeally nice place to work!) He was in charge of the fish maintenance. They had a little red-tailed shark, a bunch of oscars, and a foot long pacu. One day, Dad bought a 2 inch green terror to add to the tank. Within 2 minutes, every fish in the tank was squeezed into one end of the tank,(including the pacu!) while the green terror cruised up and down on patrol. He kept the fish so terrified, Dad had to do something about it. He took a piece of fiberglass, cut it to fit the tank, and drilled holes in it so the water could circulate. Then, he cornered the green terror in about 1 foot of space. By then it was late, so he didn't bother to put the lid on before he went home. In the morning, he found a giant lump of carpet fuzz on the floor. Upon closer inspection, he realized it was the green terror! The fish had been in such a frenzy to escape his confinement, that he jumped, and missed his mark. Then, he rolled around on the carpet all night before Dad found him. Unfortunately, he was dead when Dad found him. Was that a crazy fish or what?
 

Amanda

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My black Oscar, hands down.
He decided he didn't want to live in the water anymore, and bailed out of the tank. My mom found him flopping on the floor!
 

steed1172

Member
lawl... darned suicidal fish >.<

my albino cory has no knowledge of territories, the angels own the driftwood, and everyone else is allowed by it, but durring feeding no one is allowed-- except mr.albino cory...(his name is banana ^.^) same thing with food, the angels won't let any fish by their food, other than Banana!- he can just swim up to them and, bump into them, give "kisses", steal the food, then after stealing the food probably "kiss" them anyways- without so much as the angles flinching!(he does that to all his tank mates but the angels most) ....swim-bump....swim...bump"kiss"
I call "kissing" of the cory, when they nuzzle another fish with wiskers- as if looking for more food lawl
 

Borisbbadd

Years ago, I had a Redtailed Shark that was totally bonkers !!!
 

Nutter

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It's a toss up between my Yoyo Loaches which are just completely barking mad or my Green Terror, which like to head butt the front glass anytime I get near the tank. The Terror just turns ito a fish version of a battering ram. Over & over he will slam himself head on into the front glass while I'm trying to do water changes. It's a wonder he doesn't knock himself out. He also like to jump out & latch onto my fingers at feeding time. He just doesn't like to wait for me to let go of the food. He wants to take it straight from my hand before it even gets to the water.

Oh, I've got a Sterba's Cory that thinks it's a Harlequin Rasbora to. There are 6 Sterba's Corys in the tank but this one will spend all day swimming in the mid levels with the Rasboras rather than hang around down the bottom with it's own kind.
 

steed1172

Member
He also like to jump out & latch onto my fingers at feeding time. He just doesn't like to wait for me to let go of the food. He wants to take it straight from my hand before it even gets to the water.
ROFL... its his excuse to getting a nibble out of you fingers...nom nom nom
 

Elodea

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Gosh, why are the loaches always the nutty ones?

My kuhlI loaches are absolutely crazy, as you can see by my sigpic. That one thought that a groove in a resin cave was a tunnel and tried to squirm through it...betcha he was surprised when he somehow "rolled" off the edge and fell into the gravel.

Other times my kuhlis like to hang in my anacharis strands like Christmas ornaments and swim "laps" up to the surface and back down to the bottom again. For some reason, they don't try to burrow, though I'm sure they perfectly can in my gravel.

Once, I caught them "kissing", by touching and nuzzling each other's mouths. Weird!
 

robhill1965

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Well, I had two Black Convicts and one Bubble Gum or Jelly Bean cichlids in one tank. One of the Black Convicts started digging in the gravel then the Jelly Bean started while the Black Convict just followed and watched. The second Convict seemed very shy and was chased away by the first two. These two little 1" fish were even tormenting the much larger 5" Blood Parrot (who had been there for 3 years) and would even face off and do quick lunges at each other like bullies in a school yard or something. After two weeks, the Jelly Bean got extremely aggressive and started clamping it's mouth on the shy Convict. In a panic, I put the shy convict in my tetra tank. The next day, it was chasing the cory's and looking at it's old home right next door. I put it back and within 2 minutes, the Jelly Bean was trying to kill it again. I had to take him back to the LPS. That fish was in need of a psycotherapy! I called him "Fester". He looked like a little bald guy with an orange mohock on too much coffee! He was chasing, eating, or digging 24/7!
 

Furallicah

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My most Insane fish by far is my crowntail betta Plato. For some reason he hates everyone and everything except the snail in his tank Homer. He'll attack anything else added into the tank and will jump and attack me when I'm trying to feed him! But for some reason him and Homer are as close as can be. Plato will even use Homer as a resting place when he is on his side on the side of the tank. Plato will even insure Homer finds his algae wafers by moving them closer to Homer if they fall into the water to far away...its something amazing.
 

Tigerfishy

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My danios, hands down. I had just got some guppy fry and they were floating happily about in their hatchery, and a danio jumped in beside them. Taking him out I kept a close eye, and he did it again 5 mins alter. Then I panicked and had to get a divider so the fry could stay in their nursery on the other side of the divider until I could move them into another tank that night!
My weirdest fish was my orange molly Seville. He was so...busy. Always up to something, he spent his time going up and down the tank side, all day. When I opened the lid he would be straight there, mouthing at the surface of the water until the food went in (I think he thought if he wished hard enough for food that the water would turn into food. In his mind it worked...). Then he would resume tank duties. Up and down, up and down. I miss that little guy! The front right hand corner is still very empty looking.
 

GoGreen

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My honey gourami, Sherlock. He is in love with one of my platies. Whenever I waich my fish, every so often Sherlock will swim around frantically looking for Finly, and when he finds Finly he will do a quick body search with his feelers to make sure Finly is okay. Then he will swim off, contented with her status, for a while. And he will chase everyone else at feeding time, but has learned how to eat happily beside Finly. Plus Sherlock thinks he is a bottom feeder, he has great respect for the cories, he would never chase them, he loves their pellets, and is always trying to get brownie points with them so he gets to share!

What a nut.
 

Aquarist

Member
Hello,

Well, my new girl Phyllis (photo below) met her demise shortly after the photos were taken. She was fun while she lasted!

Burp!
Ken
 

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Shawnie

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aquarist48 said:
Hello,

Well, my new girl Phyllis (photo below) met her demise shortly after the photos were taken. She was fun while she lasted!

Burp!
Ken
sometimes I wonder about you!! (ok well not sometime...ALL the time!:anim_35
 

Aquarist

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LOL

Please note Phyllis was a decorated Easter egg.

Ken
 

Elodea

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aquarist48 said:
LOL

Please note Phyllis was a decorated Easter egg.

Ken
Oh, she was an Easter egg? I was about to tell you that your tank (wait a minute, is that a cup?) was a bit overstocked. Not to mention the slight drawback that it wasn't filled yet.
 

ColumbianShark3

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For me it has to be my tinfoil barbs, one of them has now survived 5 meetings with my tank hood/lid, and I mean he slams in to it like a crazy fish, I think he does it when the other try's to chase him/her
 

Aquarist

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Hello Elodea,

She splashed all of her water out at feeding time. I was soaked from head to toe! rofl.
I also used salt! (and a squirt of ketchup)
Ken
 

Tigerfishy

Member
Lol Ken, I was just gonna beg you to get some of her spawn, but she'll never have any now
 

LenFish

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It's hard to say which of my fish is the most insane as I seem to be running an under water sanitarium. The 2 pictus, Crank and Tweek, zip around dancing with each other "mowing over" whoever's in the way (yesterday one of them slammed into the blue lobster and sent him into a back flip that took him halfway across the 75 G tank). The 4 gouramies seem to be on ecstasy the way the will feel up ANYTHING, pulse or not (including my hand and the intake end of the filter). The red tail shark, Bubbles, likes to swim in the out-flow of the filter, leaping in and out of the current towards the filter. The 2 upside down catfish...well, if you've ever seen one in action, you understand how bizarre and crazy they can be. They also occasionally dart out of their hiding places and scare the other fish that are nearby. Then there's the 1/4" tiger barbs that were in a 1.5 G tank in another room. In order to clean the tank, I would have to remove them and put them in cups to change the water and clean the gravel. One day while cleaning the tank, I had them sit in plastic cups on the counter (one to a cup and there were 4 of them). Some time during the cleaning they had decided on a mass suicide and all 4 jumped out of their cups and landed on the floor. That was the end of the tiger barbs.

I could probably go on all day about the things my various fish do or have done. They've all been or are very healthy, active fish...but they all seem to be a little mentally defective, but that's part of what makes them all so lovable!
 

Elodea

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aquarist48 said:
Hello Elodea,

She splashed all of her water out at feeding time. I was soaked from head to toe! rofl.
I also used salt! (and a squirt of ketchup)
Ken
*Gasp* Does that mean you didn't cycle the tank (or cup)?!
 
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