Cats aren’t the only ones having a good time chasing laser pointers, this puffer fish decided to give it a go, he thinks it’s food and winds up with nothing but a mouthful of sand every time. We all have seen cats and dogs play with laser pointers. I’m not sure if they like it so much because they’re dumb, or because animals just get bored easily. Either way, they have tons of fun chasing the dot from a laser pointer. They just go crazy for it.
Well, it turns out that fish like it too. Who knew? This puffer fish is acting just like your dog or cat would when playing with a laser pointer. He chases it around his tank and seems to be having a lot of fun. He probably thought that it was fish food. Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. In lieu of escape, pufferfish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water (and even air when necessary) to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size. Some species also have spines on their skin to make them even less palatable. Amazingly, the meat of some pufferfish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain death for a customer. In fact, many such deaths occur annually. There are more than 120 species of pufferfish worldwide. Most are found in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, but some species live in brackish and even fresh water.
They have long, tapered bodies with bulbous heads. If you enjoyed the beautiful fish, don’t forget to share that clip with your friends.