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Red New Guinea Woes
April 23, 2009
6:22 pm
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Reva
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Hi guys. I am having problems with my Red New Guinea Rainbows. Last year when we had power outage during winter, my two females both kicked the bucket, leaving three large males (like in my avatar)without mates to chase. They recently lived with three large Bosemani, and due to growth size/tank space, I traded off my Western Australian Rainbows, that also made up the school, at the LFS. The western females seem to have pacified the RNG's briefly. And for the past few months I have asked our LFS guy to order me some RNG females several times now, to no avail. (you may recall that I was hopeful they were large enough when the store phoned to say that they had three females for me).

Well, I felt obligated to purchase two of what they ordered, which were babies. *sigh* They were also small enough to be eaten by my syno cat, so I put the babies in the parrot cichlid tank, where one was eaten by the nasty botia that I traded. Now the other baby is bright red and a male, and swimming with the rasboras /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Meanwhile, the largest RNG in the other tank, began bullying his fellows. The bosemani ignore him and hide, but the big guy actually bullied one almost the same size as himself, and although I noticed I didnt see any actual damage,( just a color change and going to the corner etc), all of a sudden the bullied one just died! Right in front of my eyes he stopped swimming, sank to the bottom and Died! Then the bully started chasing the medium sized one, and I moved the medium sized one in with the little one and the rasboras. The big one stopped his bullying, as there's no one who is scared of him now, and, then /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> why am I not surprised? After three days of rest, the medium one is now bullying everyone in the other tank (except the Parrot Cichlids and pictus cats).

I dont know what to do. I am tempted to either A.trade them for more bosemani, or set up another tank and put them in with the Ctenopoma bush fish , but that means that the bullying may start again as I have a large one, a medium one and a small one. What would you do?

If I trade them in, what would make good tank mates for the Ctenopoma? the only other African fish I have is the Syno cat

April 23, 2009
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I would either buy more or trade them Reva, three is usually not a good number with these and two is even worse! Your Ctenopoma will do ok with anything that is not too aggressive or bite-sized but if you want African species then some of the tetras like Alestopetersius caudalis are rather nice. Butterfly fish Pantodon buchholzi are also quite interesting /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
April 27, 2009
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QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 23 2009, 09:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would either buy more or trade them Reva, three is usually not a good number with these and two is even worse! Your Ctenopoma will do ok with anything that is not too aggressive or bite-sized but if you want African species then some of the tetras like Alestopetersius caudalis are rather nice. Butterfly fish Pantodon buchholzi are also quite interesting /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />


I love Congos of all kinds Matt. The trouble is , all I can find are fry sized ones. I havent seen Alestopetersius caudalis here, but only Phenacogrammus interruptus and this type, which I am not sure of it's name
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