Trending: Fish petting and stoning

By Leonard Ho 5 years agoNo Comments

Do you remember this video of an affectionate blood parrot cichilid we shared a couple of years ago?

Well, it became a huge sensation on yesterday.  In fact, it it inspired another redditor  – who professes to work at a public aquarium – to post this video of herself giving Atlantic reef fish “gravel shower spa treatment” as she calls it.

Whether you think treating fish like this is a good idea, you got to admit all the fishes really seem to be enjoying themselves … like, *really* enjoying themselves.  It’s equal parts distressing, bizarre, and aww-inspiring.

If your friend or family member excitedly asks you if they can play with your fish, consider yourself warned.

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 Leonard Ho

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I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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