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Everyone Looks Bored
February 17, 2008
12:01 pm
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Ross
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hey everyone.

i thought that everyone looked bored so i thought i would give you all another problem.

we have 2 female lighting fish in a 110l tank. with guppys, tetras, loaches and other small fishes. we have just watched 1 of the fighters attack and kill a small shrimp that was minding its own business in a plant.

The problem,
all the male guppy tails have been nipped and 1 especially has almost lost his tail. and he was the best looking.$ do you think that the female fighters could be responcible or do you think i may be something else? i have currently isolated the female fighters into a baby net on the top of the tank and given them a good talking to about the behaviour. they are not a alowed out until they appologise to all the other fish for there behaviour /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 17, 2008
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Hey Ross, yes we are a bit quiet right now. Thanks for waking us up /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> I think your female fighters could easily be responsible for the damge, although I've also seen silver-tip tetras nip guppies' tails and I think you have some of those, too. Keep your eyes on the tetras now the fighters are out and the answer should reveal itself. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
February 17, 2008
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Hi Ross,
Some loaches can be agressive as well. Do you know what type you have???

Della

February 17, 2008
1:11 pm
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Do you think that the fighters could go into the 206l tank with the black ghost and the angel fish and tiger barbs?
Also could the silver tip tetras go in with them?
the fighters could also go in with the male too. What do you think.........

hopefully the guppies will drop some young soon too but we are hoping that they arnt all picked off to quick. Want some of them to grow as they are such beautiful fish.

we were thinking this could have happened though because we have been feeding them frozen bloodworms daily but have ran out this weekend and cant get any until tomorrow, so they might have been looking for an extra fresh meal.

heres the pic of the male guppy. do you think that his tail will grow back or do you think that he may die from it?
we know its only a guppy but we hate to lose any fish.

we have khuli loach eely thing. well 4 of them

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February 17, 2008
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The tails should grow back in time mate, the damage doesn't look lasting to me. You might find that the fighters don't compete well for food in with the tiger barbs etc. There's also the chance that the barbs might nip their fins. Could be worth a try, though. The knife fish will almost certainly eat the tetras when it gets a bit larger though.

I doubt the lack of bloodworms has caused this, by the way. It could just be that the fighters have now settled in properly and are starting to reveal their true behaviour. Della is right about some loaches, although if they are the kuhli loaches you showed us last week, I doubt they're to blame.

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February 17, 2008
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Ross, are there any Tiger Barbs in the 110L tank? Or just ur bigger one?

February 17, 2008
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hey wargh, in the 110l tank we have,
13 neon tetra and cardinal tetras both are mixed together so not sure how many are which species
5 Black phantom Tetras
4 Khuli loaches
5 Peppered corys
1 Baby Platy
8 Guppies
6 Golden barbs
5 Zebra danios
10 Silvertip tetras
and some cherry shrimps but not sure how many are left.
also 2 female fighting fish at the minute but they are going to be moved to another tank.
also got a couple of snails /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
oh and 5 harlequin something.

only problem we have had is a male guppy losing most his tail and a cherry shrimp being eaten alive in front of us..........

February 22, 2008
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Might sound silly, but are you sure both of the females are actually female? It's quite easy for a wild type (plakat) male to be mistaken for a female. This would explain why the guppies fins are getting chewed up, as the male(?) may mistake the guppy for a male betta. Sit and watch the tank to see if you can see who the culprit is.

February 22, 2008
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hello /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

my profile picture is the female fighter that is the most aggressive. we got told that it was a female, but she is still really smale.
what do you think?

thanks...

February 25, 2008
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It's a female in my opinion Ruth. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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