GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

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sparks42
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GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJCh31NY8w

I don't know why the youtube insert isn't working, but theres the link

Was this a yawn ?

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Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

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he is massive! how old? sorry i dont know the answer

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Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

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He's about 4 now, only 3 inches, just a super close up

Here's the thing about yawns....

In humans, we yawn to get air. Fish don't inhale air via mouth, so i seriously don't understand what he is doing, if he is yawning or what.

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Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

Post by Pufferluv09 »

My GSP does that also, and I've wondered the same thing! I thought maybe it was just stretching. If anyone else has any insight on this, I'd like to know too. :)
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I've always said, "Awwww, he just yawned!" Or, "Sorry I'm so boring." I've never considered that it might not be yawning, even though I know why mammals yawn.

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sevenyearnight wrote:I've always said, "Awwww, he just yawned!" Or, "Sorry I'm so boring." I've never considered that it might not be yawning, even though I know why mammals yawn.
Not just mammals, my spotted salamander used to yawn all the time.
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My Fahaka does the same thing, Ive always thought it as stretching more then yawning
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Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

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My Fahaka does this and some previous puffers i've had did it as well. Generally it happens if im a bit too close and in his face (ie face real close to the tank). I always saw it as posturing baring the teeth to show get away or I will use them.
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Re: GSP Chomper is he yawning ?

Post by ADiazENG »

Mine does that too.
I always think that he's gulping a bit of water to shift his stomach content a bit.
He does manage to swallow bits of snail shells every now and again.
He seems to do it more on a full tummy. Kinda like how we loosen our belts after Thanksgiving dinner.
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