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Hi everyone, This is not an urgent Topic. I was just sitting musing about goldfish swimming. Well let me explain that... I fed my two Goldfish homemade gel food for the first time tonight. While one hoed in, the other was somewhat timid. She approached with caution, took a gingerly nibble. "Its ok" she thought, so she took a bigger bite. This didn't work so well. While taking a bite, she shook the gel food and smacked herself in the eye with it! Then very promptly swam away to hide behind some plants and stake it out from a distance, just in case it moved again! Well, I was trying to describe this to my mother in law in an email tonight, and I was stumped. How does one describe a goldfish swimming fast, well bolting? Or for that matter taking a leisurely swim? Horses have varied modes of movement, they walk, trot, canter, gallop. Humans dawdle, amble, walk, jog, sprint.... So how about fish? Is there any technical terms for the different ways fish swim? Then another thought struck me. If I was having trouble with my fish, and I wanted to describe it to someone, say on the wonderful Koko's forum, how would I go about it? Just a thought. I don't know if there is a technical answer or not, but if not I would love to hear some words I could use to describe the 'speed' or 'mode' of their movements. How do you describe the way your fish moves? Even if they are made up words I would love to hear them. Only if they are made up, please tell me they are made up, or ill be describing to you in the near future my fish is 'finflapping' around the tank, and no-one will know what I mean!