Hey guys, this fish is perfectly 'normal' (well, normal
His owner, Carl (Lophius), had posted similar pictures some months earlier on fishpost.com: it's just a little act of playing dead, even though that fish has found his own very special, and convincing way of doing so
yep carl (lophius) has said it has done this since he bought it a few months ago it is just playing dead i have seen this fish as carl picked up my piraya from the airport for me and it was acting perfectly normal .
carl has an amazing set of tanks with all sorts of piranha and other fish very nice bloke also
Ive heard that they do tranqualize them and do a couple preparations to every P before shipping them out. Im sure that the Ps go on a fasting (not eatting) process for 2 days before they're shipped to help reduce stress.
they are tranqualized before shipping and not fed as the tranq relaxes the fish and makes them expel more waste and in bags this is bad .also this is why you should never add shipped fishes bag water to your tank