do fish mourn?

5 posts

Discuss all topics related to freshwater and planted tanks.

Posts: 1306
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:24 pm

do fish mourn?

by yasherkoach

I wonder if a fish passes on, let's say, for instance, my own two red wag platies, a female and a male, he is very protective of her, he chases all the other fish away from her - if she passes on, I wonder if he goes through a mourning process (if the fish dies of natural causes, it will be for another 3 or more before she dies), but I do wonder about this

any ideas on this?

Posts: 1695
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:31 am

by gumbii

it depends on how smart the fish is... or also... it might seem like mourning, but it's just lonely... oscars do it sometimes... parrot fish too...

my friend's arapaima gigas did it too... it's wierd...

Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:42 pm

by seankh

i had a pair of red devils and when the female died the male stopped eating stopped being active for like a week so im thinking they do

Posts: 887
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:33 pm

by Tmercier834747

I had a dwarf sunset molly that was all over a red wag platy, and when the platy died it seemed obvious the molly was bothered. sad but slightly funny. =P

Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:00 am

by darkruby

Fish probably miss the "Play mate" they had which leads them to doing weird stuff like not eating or mouping around.

do fish mourn?

5 posts

Display posts from previous: Sort by: