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Bandit4575` 04-09-2008 02:43 AM

Why do fish fan the sand?
 
My damsel tail fans the sand and it goes everywhere

Dave66 04-09-2008 03:49 AM

Re: Why do fish fan the sand?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandit4575`
My damsel tail fans the sand and it goes everywhere

Bandit,
Its a natural behavior. The fish fans the sand looking for benthic organisms to eat.

Dave

Bandit4575` 04-09-2008 05:49 PM

He only does it in one spot where he sleeps or stays the night

bugoy 04-15-2008 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandit4575`
He only does it in one spot where he sleeps or stays the night

happens to me too, specifically my blue w/ yellow tail damsel

Bandit4575` 04-15-2008 07:28 PM

Yea, mine is a Azure Damsel


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