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DMD123 replied the topic: Tough decision

What you describe sounds like bullying more than establishing a pecking order. Dont know what it is for some fish but they just cant stand another fish and no matter what, thats just the way it is. That was the situation with my regani. I had the red isletas in the tank and even though smaller it took an extreme dislike to the fish. I pulled it out and introduced it back in later as the newcomer and it even got a beating by the regani. It came back with a vicious attack that left my regani with a little bit of a jacked up dorsal fin trailer. Dont know what it was but that fish just could not stand the other and would not leave it alone even though it proved its dominance.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Tough decision

Check the vid guys....in this one the hrp is the culprit..... would be much easier to rehome him over dory arggghhhh this is annoying



Weird dynamics with this one....but the metae and hrp are kind of co bosses with the het and pearsei the two punks....the two different "teams" tolerate eachother
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DMD123 replied the topic: Tough decision

Was the video shot during feeding? Some of the behavior looks to be protection of territory especially on the part of the HRP. As long as there is no full blown chasing all over the tank or having the fish hunkered in a corner it seems like normal cichlid aggression. The worry are the actual biting more than the displays. Porkchop will 'display' aggression during feeding and will at times open her mouth toward a fish but she never bites. She just kind of just says back off this is my food. Seems to be some territorial pecking order stuff there. looks like Hulk is figuring it out but is a bit bold due to a greedy stomach and gets the brunt of it.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Tough decision

I'm going to agree with David on this one. That's... not as bad as I thought it would be based on your previous posts. How much worse does it get than in that video?
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Tough decision

Ljke I said dory didnt mess with him during that vid. Page 1 of the thread shows some damage. Its not constant beating or chasing like with the vieja but im worried because hes getting it from both metae and hrp and we all know that stress leads to bad things....dunno maybe set the 20 gal up and move the hrp
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Tough decision

Darth Nandopsis wrote: Why another cichlid?.....MPO, I think you have enough in there, cichlid-wise.....if it were me, I would get one of these bad-boys:

Pseudacanthicus leopardus



I had one years ago....stunning fish....& cichlids won't bother them, not after they get hit w/ a tail full of sharp spines...the whole body is covered in them. PRICEY, but gorgeous. B)

JF getting mailed manyana.

Just just gotta say I hate ya !! I was never really a pleco guy but after seeing how social the green phantom pleco became THEN you post this pic......me and my son are on a pleco binge... so far from what I am.reading the l600 and L25 get about 12 inches pretty big.

At the end of the day there is no way I can rehome dory ...just cant do it. Probably will remove the hrp to ligjten the aggression towards the pearsei and add a pleco
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Tough decision

Yay!! Dory stays!
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JBare wrote: Yay!! Dory stays!

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Dory on lighter gravel....i like it
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Tough decision

Ooh I like it too! Brings out her colors! Very nice!
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Tough decision

That's the best pic of Dory yet, the lighter substrate really make's her color pop.
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