What is this on the Ocean Floor?

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    Really --- that there is fascinating. More please!

    I used to have an aquarium. One time I saw this puffer at the store, they told me it would be very docile. I took it home and immediately after hitting the water it started attacking everything, literally everything in the tank. Had to take it back.
     
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    That kid who runs that site is a little scammer ..


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    What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor? – National Geographic Blog
    Yeah, I tried a little fish tank once, thinking it would be stress reducing. The neons were agressors. As soon as I flushed the pack leader, the next took over. I ended up flushing them all, eventually, and selling the tank at a yard sale.
     
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    But they're so much fun!

    Those holes are real enough, aren't they? Even if they do probably have a perfectly logical and boring explanation.
     
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    Never had aggressive tetras, that's very surprising.
     
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    I've seen the video of the puffer fish doing that; it's amazing.
     
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    Maybe, does that change the impression on the seabed 2 miles deep?

    Nope
     
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    Story of my life. I think it was the tetras; maybe that's the ones I remember because they were neon.
     
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    Ah C'mon, Frank! You know what these are! Is this kid in the video ribbing us or stupid? These "footprints" are nothing new at all, they are actually small holes made in the sand by worms that live under the surface. I forget just what they do, but they make these holes and bury deep down and that is their home, then they come up to catch food or something. Pure random chance that they arrange themselves to look like "footsteps." No great discovery here at all, nothing "walking" on the ocean floor.
     

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