The first set of videos are 5-6 days after the tropical fish were introduced to each other on April 2, 2007. They were bought at a local PetSmart store including an aquarium starter kit, plenty of fish food, gravel and supplies.
The aquarium started with:
- 4 angel fish
- 2 gourami
- 2 red tail sharks
The first two days, one of each of the angel fish died (oddly, they seemed to have been the strongest among the four. One, who has injured fins, still survives).
Community interaction began swiftly within a few hours. The gourami staked out their space and dominance. The slightly larger one relentless chases the less colorful, smaller one. A few time in fish jail mellowed him out, but the larger one still exerts his muscle fins.
The oddest behavior is from the red tailed sharks who are either prepping for battle, are flirting or are gay. Watch strange behavior between two red tail sharks who should be more territorial than erotic.
These fish videos were recorded with a Canon PowerShot S3 6.0 Mega Pixel and Kodak 6.5 MP camera using the video movie recording function. Video files were then compressed with Quicktime Pro.
Watch Red Tail Shark Dance.