A LOVE STORY OF A TROPICAL FISH FROM PASIFIC TO ISTANBUL

Love is Almighty

In recent days our visitors are witnessing a very interesting kind of love. A Pacific Ocean tropical soldier fish species with bug-eyes called ‘Kadir’ does not leave the side of a pink plastic toy fish that looks similar to its species.

He was very irritable until he saw it…

Since the first day he arrived at our aquarium Kadir was fighting with all the other fish and presenting very aggressive behavior. His attitude made our expert staff think of placing him in another tank where he would be by himself so he would not harm the other fish. Before moving Kadir to another tank we placed a pink plastic toy fish in the tank for a last photo shot and started taking pictures. In a short time the change in Kadir's behavior drew our attention. Kadir did not leave the perimeter of the pink plastic fish and started to touch it gently with its mouth to identify it and then after getting to know it never left its side.

 

 

Kadir’s behavior not only changed in response to the plastic fish but improved towards all the other fish in the tank. The bug-eyed soldier fish Kadir turned into a serene and agreeable fish after meeting the plastic toy fish.

Our curator explained the reason for Kadir being aggressive when he first came to our aquarium was that he is a kind of fish with a dominant character and could not get along with anyone in his commune but the pink plastic fish, although similar in appearance to his species, was modest.

Our curator, who also said that Kadir may have been attracted to the flashiness of the Pink color and the different appearance compared to the other fish, decided not to move Kadir to another tank after his behavior improved and to leave the plastic fish in the aquarium.

Kadir’s behavior not only changed in response to the plastic fish but improved towards all the other fish in the tank. The bug-eyed soldier fish Kadir turned into a serene and agreeable fish after meeting the plastic toy fish.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Kadir’s behavior not only changed in response to the plastic fish but improved towards all the other fish in the tank. The bug-eyed soldier fish Kadir turned into a serene and agreeable fish after meeting the plastic toy fish.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Our curator explained the reason for Kadir being aggressive when he first came to our aquarium was that he is a kind of fish with a dominant character and could not get along with anyone in his commune but the pink plastic fish, although similar in appearance to his species, was modest.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Our curator explained the reason for Kadir being aggressive when he first came to our aquarium was that he is a kind of fish with a dominant character and could not get along with anyone in his commune but the pink plastic fish, although similar in appearance to his species, was modest.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Our curator, who also said that Kadir may have been attracted to the flashiness of the Pink color and the different appearance compared to the other fish, decided not to move Kadir to another tank after his behavior improved and to leave the plastic fish in the aquarium.

Show previous slide
Show next slide

Our curator, who also said that Kadir may have been attracted to the flashiness of the Pink color and the different appearance compared to the other fish, decided not to move Kadir to another tank after his behavior improved and to leave the plastic fish in the aquarium.

Show previous slide
Show next slide