Do fish at the aquarium eat each other?
Cannibalism among aquarium fish (i.e., fish-eating each other) is common, but sometimes these do end up gobbling there cohorts. Sometimes it’s natural, while sometimes it’s due to fish being opportunistic.
How often do fish eat each other in aquariums?
In general, most fish do quite well on one or two feedings per day. Most fish require 16 to 24 hours to fully digest the food they eat, so a once-a-day feeding is quite sufficient. However, some owners prefer to feed their fish very lightly twice a day.
Why is only one of my fish not eating?
Your fish may have an internal disease, like a tumour or a gut blockage. Perhaps your fish has just become picky and is bored of eating the same food every day. Along with the branded food you feed your fish try feeding them a variety of live foods. If they are still not eating, don’t leave it too long.
Why are all my fish attacking one fish?
In general, territorial fish are usually most territorial toward fish of their own species. They are particularly likely to be aggressive toward others of their own species that are also the same sex. So, if another fish looks to be of the same species, the same sex and a possible rival, it’s likely to be driven off.
Why is my fish eating the other fishes fins?
Fin nipping is a common problem. Usually, it happens because you have a territorial or aggressive fish. It’s hard to give an exact reason without knowing any details about your setup or the species of fish you have. It could be that the offender is a naturally aggressive species and shouldn’t be in a community tank.
Is it OK to feed fish every other day?
In general, most fish do quite well on one feeding per day. However, some owners prefer to feed their fish twice a day. Young, growing fish might need to eat three or more times per day. Most fish will do well with two meals a day.
Do fish play with each other?
There is some evidence to show that fish do play with objects. Shoaling or schooling fish be also known to be social in nature. If they are swimming after one another with no signs of aggression, or for no apparent cause, it may be that they are simply having a good time playing.