Go Back   Practical Fishkeeping Forum » TROPICAL FISH FORUM » Tropical fish » Plecs

Thread Tools
Old 2nd February 2010, 20:49   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 204
Wendyanne is a voice in the crowd
Default My bristlenose "blinks" at me!

I got a bristlenose at Christmas-called Balthazar (apologies to those who dont do fish naming) he is beautiful! and he "blinks" at me - or thats what it looks like, a long, blink - is this possible?
Wendyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2010, 22:17   #2
Loobell's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: northamptonshire
Posts: 285
Loobell has proved to be helpful.

Plecs do appear to blink from time to time... I believe that they are actually rolling their eyes as they do not (as far as I am aware) have eyelids.

They are not the only fish to have this ability some corys do this as well (mine do anyway!) Evidently some fish "blink back their eyes" to protect them when feeding... a well known example would be sharks.

Anyway nothing to worry about but it can be a bit disconcerting. Just tell yourself that Balthazar is winking at you !
A little knowledge is definately a dangerous thing when it comes to fishkeeping... That's why this place is so helpful :-)!
Loobell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2010, 23:01   #3
User Error
User Error's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 609
User Error is a voice in the crowd

Ive noticed my corys "blinking" quite a lot too...quite cute (if you can call corys that)
Killifish Nut...and.....
Publicity Officer of The British Killifish Association
User Error is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Jump to another section

All times are GMT. The time now is 16:26.