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Old 03-01-2007, 01:14 AM   #1
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To Cool for School

How come fish never school as well when you get them home as they do in the store? That always makes me a little sad.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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i believe the schooling instict comes out stronger in times of stress, ie: LFS conditions
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:45 AM   #3
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And numbers will make a difference too.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:25 AM   #4
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Yes, once they relax in the tank they just disorganize! Happy, hard-to-see fishies. I only get to see mine attend school when I do something dramatic (redecorate) in the tank!
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Yes, once they relax in the tank they just disorganize! Happy, hard-to-see fishies. I only get to see mine attend school when I do something dramatic (redecorate) in the tank!
Exactly! Even now when I do water changes, one of my cherry barbs will follow me around and hang out right next to the tube!

Take their non-schooling as a sign that they are very comfortable in your tank.
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my fish "kiss" my hand. it tickles.
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Before I moved my tank a little over a week ago my 8 glo-lite tetras would be fairly spread out. I bought 5 at one time and then 3 later on and the 5 are much larger. There would usually be 2 or three smaller groups of them around the tank. After I moved I noticed them all hanging out together. I don't know if it helped that I put them all in the same bag when I moved or not. But right now, they are sticking together a little better than they normally did. They are mostly in one school now and sometimes 2 or 3 will venture off.
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my tiger barbs all huddle under the output of my canister filter, they just float there looking at me like there planning some kind of attack LOL
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i wish my tetras would stop schooling i got 10 different types and they all stay close and go back a forth together all day long lol
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