What Kind Of Behaviour Is This?

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A fish wraps around its body around the same fish. Same kind of fish.


My question is, what kind of behaviour is this? Is it some kind of mating behaviour or some kind of way to paralyze the other fish that's getting wrapped? Like a snake trying to squeeze its prey?

It's also getting chased constantly, will provide pictures soon.

I am not too sure what kind of fish it is... it is my dads tank and he buys all sorts of fish I don't know.
 

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It's impossible to know without knowing what sort of fish it is. I cannot think of any fish, however, that wraps around prey. It is more likely mating behavior, though it could be aggression.
 
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Looks horrifying

guppgirl said:
It's impossible to know without knowing what sort of fish it is. I cannot think of any fish, however, that wraps around prey. It is more likely mating behavior, though it could be aggression.
Its something new, something I've never seen before and as I stated it is my dads
 

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Some fish wrap themselves when mating, but I agree it’s hard to tell without knowing what type of fish it is
 

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Definitely trying to inject the other fish with something.
 
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DuaneV said:
Definitely trying to inject the other fish with something.
Inject? What do you mean by injecting? I've never heard of this, fish inject other fish with stuff?
 

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