Tales of Mad Fish - Part 10!!

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....

Kate and a fish that wanted to hide...

Hi, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one, who has these mysterious things happen to their fish!

Several months ago, I bought two Bubblegum Cichlids, to go into my ten gallon tank, and for several weeks, I would feed and watch them, going happily about their business, when one day, I came home, and there was only one in the tank! I took all the plants out, and rocks, and only one fish! I then noticed that the end of the filter had fallen off, and was floating with a plastic plant in the top, and I thought to myself, ohhh noooo, not in the tube, so I took off the tube, and looked, and no fish! I was really getting confused, having crawled around, looking on the carpet, and such, thinking maybe it had somehow squeezed out the tiny hole near the filter, and no fish! I then decided the only place to look, to my horror, was with a flashlight, up in the filter, where the end of the tube goes, where the little thing goes around, and ohhhhhh, my poor fish was in there, tail first, and all I could see, was his eyes, and mouth, moving, and he was alive!!!!!!! I quickly got him out, and his tail was gone, and he lost some scales, but the poor little bugger survived! It is a wonder, let me tell you, if you have an injured fish, don't give up, there's always hope, I can vouch for that, hehe! I also had a clown loach, get stuck inside a ceramic candle holder, that I use for deco, inside the tank, and it took forever to get him out, but he was fine! geech! I worry about my fish, like I do my dogs, lol!

Renee Misch - Crazy Pleco!! Eeeeekk!...

Well, my sister and I were working on doing a tank cleaning to her 25 gallon tank. She's had it for well over ten years, but had let it go far too long without a cleaning. She has a Pleco. She and I call it Ugly. Her husband ( a big Godzilla fan ) calls it Godzilla. They were told he was a small pleco, but he is well over 8" now. Well, we were both scared to death of the ugly bugger and while she is cleaning her tank...whose water was pretty murky. Her hand bumps the pleco. He freaks out! (Because he is the master of this house) and swims straight for the surface.. AND ON HER ARM! Using his fins like hands and feet, he crawled right up her arm! She screamed, and yanked her arm out, I screamed and jumped back. And her husband came upstairs thinking we'd been electrocuted or something! Needless to say, about a week later, we bagged him and donated him to our lfs and he is happy in a nice giant sized tank with another big pleco. No more pleco's for us!

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