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surferdan

Anyone know whay they were doing this? Disneyworld epcot aquarium display



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That's what happens when you drop one piece of food into a tank full of starving fish. They're all screaming mine! mine! mine!

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I thought that but the thing that made me think otherwise was how they just stayed thatway, moving around the tank the whole time i was there. It almost seemed like they were hosting eachother! It was pretty neet.

 

Dan

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it looks like a couple of those guy's have some cool missbaring. They probabley would group like that in the wild if they didnt have parents to look after them or places to hide. It's common for a lot of fish to group together to confuse predators.

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This is pretty common as Tony made the point to denote. This is something young fish do as a thwart to predators. The idea is that a large mass that is in constant flux, that is their outline is always changing makes the survivability of the school as a whole greater by way of right out confusion, than if it was a singular fish with a noticeable outline. The size of the group as a whole also scares off some predators as they will equate the totality of the school as a much larger fish and something they don't want to mess with.

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