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Old 04-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #1 
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Crazy Fish

Ok, so his tank *finally* finished cycling this week, so my newest boy, Percival, got upgraded from a pet keeper to a planted 5 gallon yesterday afternoon.

I was a little concerned how he would take the change but I needn't have worried; he owners the tank from the moment I released him!

Well, I decided to try showing him a mirror and he went ballistic! I only showed it to him for a (very) few seconds but he then spent the next 20-30 minutes racing around the tank, flaring at everything. He even went so far as to literally charge the wall of the tank and try to get a piece of his reflection!

Crazy little nutter.

He's just a baby, less than 3 months old but he's full of himself.

He was at it so long I was able to get a decent picture, unfortunately the heater in the background makes it impossible to make out his beard.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:32 AM   #2 
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Yeah, they'll do that, hehehe.... But 20minutes worth? Whoa.

Good looking fish. Is that the giant you bought from someone on here? (Too late to look things up, sorry.)
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #3 
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Yep, that's him, my baby giant! I think he likes his new "territory" and is ready to defend it against ask comers be they real or not.

He's a trip.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #4 
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very nice picture... i can see his beard pretty good.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #5 
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Annnnnd he's back at it today. I think I have a little tyrant on my hands! I gave him some pellets, now he's back to flaring at everything.

Hope he doesn't get too stressed or hurt himself.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #6 
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I can see his beard fine. :) What a stunning boy!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:51 AM   #7 
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Thanks, @Bombaluria, I like him lots!

I took the pic with my phone, and also started the thread from my phone, and from that tiny screen his little beard wasn't so obvious as it is on a full sized monitor.

I checked on him later in the day and he was still flaring, but mostly towards the pack of the tank where the black of his filter created a mirror effect. I slotted a piece of paper between the HOB filter and his tank, he looked at it a couple of times, then went off to look for his nemesis in another part of the tank.

He's a fierce baby giant!
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