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It just seemed lately that a lighter side and the fun of keeping a planted tank would be nice to share. In my 25 gallon there are neons, corys, and a male betta. The betta is usually the most docile and playful fish in the tank, but he is not sure what to do with one particular cory. Floating in the tank is a betta log that I had hoped would bring the betta up to the top of the tank. The betta still spends large amounts of time playing in among all the plants, but has also claimed and enjoys his betta log. One day it was discovered that a cory was lounging in the betta log quite at home and no amount of gill flaring fin fanning was going to encourage him to relocate. Now the log is periodically shifted so that the cory will move out and allow the betta to have the floating log back! Please share your funny tank stories.
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At my LFS in a tank with Pygmy cories there was one single tiny oto. It was adorable watching him swim mid-level with the cories, they seemed to accept him as one of their own. He was a bit skinny though, so he was the one I brought home. He now has realized that he's an oto, and is pot-bellied from algae. Maybe some day I'll get him some Pygmy cories to play with.

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Just this afternoon I gave my fish a frozen cube of blood worms (their typical afternoon snack, or an algae pellet). I have 1 German Blue Ram, some Green Neons, Gold Barbs and Zebra Loaches. My GBR is always a pig, attempting to 'guard' the snack from everyone else (although usually fails at this as I spread it out pretty evenly throughout the tank). This time I was in a rush and just dropped the cube in without defrosting first. Once it sank, my GBR promptly grabbed the ENTIRE clump of blood worms and attempted to make a 'mad dash' away with it under my large piece of drift wood, spreading a trail of blood worms in his wake. Too funny!

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Whenever I stick my hand in my tank to trim plants, my betta is always attacking my hand. Sometime I forget about her and when she attacks my hand I freak out.
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My betta once grabbed an algae wafer and swam around with it in his mouth like a dog with a frisbee
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Those are awesome stories about feeding time. It always amazes me how starving fish are every time they are fed!! Somehow all my fish look like this at feeding time, except the corys.
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I was up late one night and as a result, my fish were up with me as their tank is on my desk. One of the pygmy cories was trying to sleep though and every time the school of them went by him, one would bounce on him, or nudge him as if to say "come on, let's play!"

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Just this afternoon I gave my fish a frozen cube of blood worms (their typical afternoon snack, or an algae pellet). I have 1 German Blue Ram, some Green Neons, Gold Barbs and Zebra Loaches. My GBR is always a pig, attempting to 'guard' the snack from everyone else (although usually fails at this as I spread it out pretty evenly throughout the tank). This time I was in a rush and just dropped the cube in without defrosting first. Once it sank, my GBR promptly grabbed the ENTIRE clump of blood worms and attempted to make a 'mad dash' away with it under my large piece of drift wood, spreading a trail of blood worms in his wake. Too funny!
Haha this one made me crack up.

My Danios are absolute nut jobs. They usually swim around the tank doing their own thing but once my hand enters the tank for trimming, they group up like a pack of wolves and formulate an attack and execute it on my hand, never fails at making me laugh!
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My Danios are absolute nut jobs. They usually swim around the tank doing their own thing but once my hand enters the tank for trimming, they group up like a pack of wolves and formulate an attack and execute it on my hand, never fails at making me laugh!
I'm envisioning them with helmets and the 'leader' saying, "Attaaack!" Haha, love Danios!

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I'm envisioning them with helmets and the 'leader' saying, "Attaaack!" Haha, love Danios!
That's exactly it, it's hilarious! One of the golds is huge and bullies everyone else but when the enemy arrives, he's everyone's best friend all of a sudden. Great little fishies!
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