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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Odd Angelfish Behavior

So just a few minutes ago i was looking at my aquarium and saw the weirdest thing. My female angelfish turned sideways (flat) and flexed her body to move, charging at the male. Has anyone else ever seen this behavior before?

I've never seen an angelfish turn flat.

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Fins all held at full extension? Twitching, jerky movements then a dart forward stopping short? Its mature fish displaying either for dominance or mating for me itís hard to tell which unless I know whoís paired / involved in the display. If an actual hit occurs (more than once) its dominance display for sure. I had two larger fish get into it over eggs and one drove the other down into the corner on the bottom of the tank holding it there for almost 15 seconds. Next day the eggs were all eaten but both fish acted like nothing happened. Couple of scratches that healed quickly.

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Fins all held at full extension? Twitching, jerky movements then a dart forward stopping short?
Yeah, exactly.
I've seen them charge at each other before, i've just never seen an angelfish charge while in that flat position.

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