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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Yawning


I was wondering if anyone knows why they do it? I think it is so cute.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 04:46 PM
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Maybe they are trying to catch an object not visible from your eye or from certain angles because of the reflection from the light meaning that they are constantly giving that yawning effect while trying to catch it,

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 04:51 PM
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It's the labyrinth.

It's seen when they make bubble nests. The yawning is more like stretching the labyrinth organ.

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Oh cool! That interesting to know. I always see them do it through the dividers trying to nip eachothers fins. Lol

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 09:41 AM
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It can also mean they are flushing their gills. It's cute but if they do it frequently it could mean they are not getting the oxygen they need, resulting from non-ideal water quality, physical injury to gills or labyrinth organ, or if he isn’t given access to the surface for air.

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