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Striata aren't always so peaceful...

Posted By: Spotz <Relativity_17@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 17 February 2001, at 11:31 p.m.

Saw my fish fighting last night.

Both the striata greyed out, and started pushing each other. They would line up, and shove each other sideways. What made me nervous was that if the spines were to come out on either one of them, the other's eye would be poked out. It may have been their intent to keep the spines in and just fake the moves. It wasn't a "free for all" fight. There was no damage to either fish.

I did notice a few clicks/pops. This fighting went on sporadically for about 5 minutes. Then, the alpha Yo-yo came out, and knocked both striata over like bowling pins. Then, he swam back to the cave. The fighting restarted soon after that. The smaller Yo-yo (who chases both striata during the day) came out, and started digging i