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scared fish

ok my fiance has 6 fish and when ever he turns the light on in the tank all the fish run and hide underneath anything. whats wrong with them?

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Wytegirl

Asked by Wytegirl at 1:48 PM on Jan. 5, 2009 in Pets

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  • It's normal. It's probably more of the movement and vibration of him turning on the fish tank light that makes them scatter. Ours would do the same thing if you touched the tank or bumped it.

    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 1:51 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • That is their normal behavior to hide from they precieve may be a predater.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • They're having the same reaction to light as you would if someone turned on the light in a dark room: you'd shield your eyes or squint! Since they can't do either, they try to hide until they adjust.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 6:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

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