Tales of Mad Fish - Part 12!!

Strange but true - how my gourami became stuck in a hole, and how I overcame this bizarre problem: Strange but True
Tales of Mad fish

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....

  • Carol and some pushy male mollies...

    " I had my pregnant Molly in a breeder that hangs on the inside of the main tank.  She was ready to give birth any minute.  When I came home from work much to my surprise she was swimming around in the tank (20GL) and the 2 male Mollys were in the breeder.  I just laughed when I took off the lid and they were looking up at me with stupid looks on their faces.  They seemed to be saying...ah we don't know how this happened..we were out there and then we were in here...can you let us out?  I could just imagine how this had happened.  I could see my female Molly Freckles (very fat) saying "hay boys come over and get in here and get behind me and push me out and I'll hold open the lid while you swim out. Then later.....they heard her exclaim as she swam out of sight..suckers........  My guess is the lid of the breeder just sits on the top it does not clamp down and they were nosy and got in and she swam out.  But anyway it was pretty funny.  Wish I had taken a picture.  They were sure glad to get out.  There names have been changed to Dumb & Dumber. Hope you enjoyed this. Carol ."

    Rory O'Brien - Curious fishy...

    " I went to the 20 gallon long fish tank and was talking on the phone with a friend. I saw 3 of my 4 Zebra Danio swimming around the tank. I looked in the plants, filter, heater, inside their hide-away cavern, at the top of the tank, ect. He wasn't anywhere!!! I forgot ONE places, behind the left side of the cavern. I saw my poor little silver, blue fish stuck in there blowing little bubbles! I got a stick and tried to move the cavern. It wouldn't budge. I picked it up and the Danio swam free and chased his school of the other Danios in and out of the hide-out. Dumb fish! He does it again, but wriggles himself free. Just so he doesn't do it while I am at school."

    Emily and another Gourami......

    " It was about 1 a.m. I was climbing into bed and heard a sound from the corner of the room.  It sounded like my Gourami's pushing the rocks around.  I thought to myself, "they've never done that before!"  I turned on the light and one of them ('Mike' of 'Mike and Ike') had lodged himself into our rock with a hole in it - a hole about exactly as tall, or slightly smaller, than him.  He was wriggling around trying to excape and it was moving the rocks on the bottom around, hence the sound I had heard.  I started freaking out, and thrust my hand into the tank.  I never touch fish water (EW!) unless it's an emergency.  I tried pushing him out, but felt like I was going to squish his brains out.  So I woke my husband up to see if he could help.  After much more futile pushing, we put the fish in the rock into a bowl with his water in it, and tried to break the rock.  We tried to split it open with pliers; we tried drilling the rock to see if we could get it to crack; we tried twisting the fish around.  Just as we were about to drive to the 24-hour walmart to buy a dremel tool, I said, 'let me look online and see if there's anything' - to which my husband laughed hysterically.  But to my surprise, you had had the same experience.  We decided to just push a little more.  I made my husband do it, and he got him out!!!  Mike started swimming funny - like he was gonna die - sideways and falling.  I was counting on having a dead fish with missing scales by morning, but we woke up, and he was alive and well!!  It's been a couple of weeks, and all of his scales have healed!! Thanks for knowing what to do, you saved our fishes life!!

    If any else wants to contribute to these fish tales, please do so. Just contact me and leave your name, email address and your story.


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