From the article: Aquarium Fish Stories
One of the bright points of my day is reading comments about fish submitted by readers. Do you have an interesting or amusing fish story to share? Your Aquarium Fish Story
Things you need to know about new fish.
- It is a fact that at first when buying a fish and introducing it to a new aquarium it will get stress out.. Its a fact that before a fish gets acclimated, they might hide and do not want 2 eat at all, now this does not mean your fish will die And if your some one that knows what ick is, ick and a stress out fish, basically have the same symptoms... Well that happen to me.. I bought a dog face puffer and it would not eat, when i first introduce it to my tank it will hide, every water test was perfect.. I was fustrated thinking it was ick., it then developed and started to get white spots on its fins only. so i increase the oxygen level and turn up the temperature so that the puffer immune system and my aquarium eco system could fight off ick, if thats what it was and thank goodness it did, white spots on fins are gone my other fish in the tank did not get sick and my puffer fish is eating after 3 days, thanks to temperature, oxygen, a little privacy for my fish..
- —Guest Acclimation of fish vs ick.
- We stayed at a friend's home one summer who had a large fish acquarium. His son was supposed to feed the fish, and he thought we were feeding them. On the 4th day of our stay I was sitting alone across the room reading and I heard splashing and noise from the tank. I looked up and all the fish were crowded in the nearest corner darting around, jumping out of the water, spashing. I realized they were trying to get my attention. I got up and decided to feed them to quiet them and later found out they hadn't been fed.
- —Guest Marilyn
- When my dog, Shadow, started not being in places he usually frequented we finally tracked him down in front of the fish tank that had been recently set up. I keep a chair in front of the tank and would sit there with him on my lap. He is fascinated by the fish and I think he wants to get into the tank with them. However he will sit there quietly just watching. I'm setting up a tank in our bedroom - for both of us.
- —Guest Brooke