06-01-2011, 05:27 AM
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sideways swimming Angelfish
So, since I got my Angelfish, I have noticed that they tend to swim sideways. They always appear to be looking up at the water surface but they tend to tilt to one side or the other. It seems they look out of one eye or something. They seem normal in every other way and will swim normal most of the time. I am assuming this is some type of hunting behavior?
One of the fish does it more then the others. I thought this fish would be a great hunter and would help to keep the Guppy population down by eating some of the Fry. That doesn't seem to be the case yet though. For the most part, they leave the Guppy fry alone. Disappointing for me as that is part of the reason I got them. No worries, I love the look of the fish as well and enjoy them for other reasons. It just seemed like they would be great hunters in the beginning and though they still do the behavior they are an epic fail in that area.
Is sideways swimming normal for Angelfish? Do your Angelfish hunt at all? Are they any good at it? At what age can I expect them to get more skilled in fry hunting? Did I get the only 5 super peaceful Angels out there?