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Im gonna move the one that doesnt look like hes getting Better into the 30 gal and leave the 3 that are improving. Gonna treat with salt and water changes and try and isolate him
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Just be diligent w/ WC's Frank....the white is necrotic tissue & WC's will help new to grow........but yeah it wouldn't hurt to isolate the weakest guy.

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Thanks jack if the beat up one survives should I 're introduce him to the 150 ?
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Sure. They probably beat each other up & got stressed out in shipping. But this is why I suggested a quarantine tank, no matter what shipper states he does. ;)

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Im not sure about this but from what I was reading last night I think I have 3 males and 1 female. Could it be they were beating her up for some sort of spawning issue ? Maybe she's not ready to spawn or something
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Silver dollar with damaged fins

if they're spawning you'll know about it. I came home the other day to 5/8 of mine swimming around like maniacs with black on the edge of their dorsal and tail fins (males I guess). The males were spinning around each other in circles bickering or sizing each other up and the... winner, I suppose, went up to the biggest female all smooth like with its dorsal fin sticking up and they did this little shimmy/dance thing together. There was no aggression from male to female at all. Henry and Adie were very confused by all the sexy action going on lol.

SDs are known for fin nipping but in my experience that was really minor damage compared to what you're seeing here. I'd be thinking it was Capone instead (or an illness) unless you've witnessed SD on SD aggression.
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I do witness them nipping....but this morning I actually had time to sit and observe. ...capone really didnt mess with them to my surprise dory was harrassing the hell out of them....looks like the sd's arent gonna be in there long term....looking to upgrade the loach/angel tank anyway
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Re:Silver dollar with damaged fins

Dory?! Hahaha oh dear. I really feel for your poor little SDs, but that's just so unexpected it's kinda funny. Don't let Capone live it down if he ends up being bullied by her too.

I'm not 100% sure how big a tank SDs need. It isn't their bioload that's the issue, but how skittish they can be, and how active they are. I've read anywhere from a 55g for a small group up to them needing a 6ft long tank for the swim space.

I wouldn't put them in with the angels. They'll nip the angel's fins mercilessly and I don't think angels would be quick enough to get away from them. Mine used to nip Henry's fins when he was smaller.
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Well those sd's better toughin up then.
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