Temple Fish Do Synchronized Swimming

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"You know you're very lucky? This is the first time they do a circle. Never ever before."

So says the apparent keeper of this koi pond in Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. The lucky man in question is amateur videographer Teik Kooi Lee, who began shooting footage of the swirling fish moments before they spontaneously began to form a hypnotic circle. It's not normal behavior for koi, but the speaker surmises they are following the movements of a leader. "Wherever he go, they follow him," the man says.

But there may be a more magical explanation to this unexpected display. "It's like a miracle," the koi pond keeper proposes. Either way, the unusual koi circle is a beautiful moment thankfully captured on video for us to enjoy.

Temple Fish Do Synchronised Swimming

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rockinghorse2k

SPAWNING ? YEAH MINE DO IT TOO EGG LAIDEN FEMALE READY TO BUST AN THE HORNY MALES FOLLOW HER TA DA MYSTERY SOLVED

November 20 2013 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thefosz

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These fish looks like the Republican Party members following each other around and around in circles and getting nowhere.



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November 20 2013 at 9:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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maggy

What an idiotic thing to say.

November 20 2013 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nana0842

ROFL....we have about 500 Koi and they do that at times. The pond they are in is alot larger.

November 20 2013 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B.Gee

The fish are reincarnated supporters of Obama

November 20 2013 at 8:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TaoTreesThree

Tai Chi

November 20 2013 at 7:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Denise

They may be peaceful to watch, but they hurt my eyes! lol

November 20 2013 at 7:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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bg270039

Mine too. What a silly thing to film. lol Guess he had fun doing it.

November 20 2013 at 7:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marz565

isn't it obvious ? they are doing the Macarena !!

November 20 2013 at 6:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
freekmeout

a similar thing happens with ants. look up "ant circle of death". its a case of following the guy in front of you and when the leader starts following his own followers, around and around we go!

November 20 2013 at 5:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buddy Maxwell

I've seen this phenomenon happen many times with the Koi pond at the Edgewater/Showboat Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Really fun to watch, and they appreciate the tidbits tossed to eat.

November 20 2013 at 4:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ravi.k22

quite amazing :)

November 20 2013 at 4:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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