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Greetings Chit Chat! While on vacation, my family noticed a fish in a tank in front of a restaurant that appears to have plants growing out of it. I took two photos that day, and the next morning, when we walked by, I was able to get one more with the tank a bit clearer (then it turned around). This seemed really weird to us, so I figured I would turn to my fellow geeks to see what you know about this. How are these plants growing out of the fish?







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That certainly is fishy.
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That certainly is fishy.
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Whoshim wrote:
How are these plants growing out of the fish?

This is pretty rare because it's a multi-step problem. It's likely that the fish has sustained an injury at some time (the way the vegetation is in two pairs of spots makes me wonder if it was bitten) and had some difficulty in healing, which led to a fungal infection in the injured places. Then, under the right conditions, the vegetation (possibly a type of algae) can attach and grow on the fungus.

My parents were enthusiastic fish keepers when I was a kid, so I kinda had a notion what was going on and was able to confirm that without much trouble.



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About 2000 years ago, I'm guessing....

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Thanks for the answer Gambiteer! I am really intrigued by that process. So the fungus is feeding off of the fish, and the plant is feeding off of the fungus? How rare would you say this would be? Did you/your parents have something like this happen before?

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Also, the double meaning was unintentional, though I had noticed it. I mostly included it because the last time I posted a topic in Chit Chat someone did some research into my BGG soul, and I wanted to spare people that trouble.
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Geosphere wrote:
That certainly is fishy.
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We call that "garnish".
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Didn't see this one coming down the pike. Maybe he blew a seal. Poor guy looks kelp-less, he needs a sturgeon.

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Express route to sushi lol
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Whoshim wrote:
Thanks for the answer Gambiteer!

You're quite welcome, I wasn't really expecting to be able to offer an answer when I opened the thread!

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So the fungus is feeding off of the fish, and the plant is feeding off of the fungus?

Actually it's more that the fungus provides a surface that the algae can opportunistically attach to.

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How rare would you say this would be? Did you/your parents have something like this happen before?

It's not so rare to see *something* growing on fish, if you're around a lot of fish and pay attention to them, but it's always an indication that they are weakened, sick, or injured.

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Thank you This is what I expected to see in the OP laugh
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