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Old 04-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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I have a 55gallon tank with 6 cichlids in it. One of the fish was attacked and has only a very small amount of his.fins left.

Ive moved him to a smaller tank to heal.

Is there any thing else i should do for him? Will it stress him being alone? Also, is it a possibility to return him to his original tank once hes better?

Any advice on getting him better is greatly appreciated

I have a yellow lab, white socolofi, rusty, and a kenyi and the other two im not exactly sure the names, but are also africans. The one who was attacked was the biggest and im unsure what hes called
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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List your stock, please.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Should be fine alone while it recovers, just keep the water clean/changed and it should be fine as long as the fins are the worst of the damage. Some cover in the tank would be better than a bare tank, less stress on the fish.
The problem with mixing random cichlids, particularly Africans, is their different levels of activity/aggression. They're usually fine together when they're juvies, then once they start maturing they will establish a pecking order. Quite often the result is beat up or dead fish. Returning the fish to the tank isn't a good idea, it's more likely to get hammered again as a "new" fish. Best to research your stocking options for a 55 and work on establishing a stable group or groups that won't kill each other.
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Okay thanks alot
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What kind of fish is the one that got beat up? And what are your other fish?
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What kind of fish is the one that got beat up? And what are your other fish?
Theyre all listed in my initial post exept i just remembered one is an auratus. He one attacked is the.only one im unsure of what he is
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Oh sorry I started reading at post 2 and your last paragraph was missing

Was the one attacked the same type of fish as any of the others? Or similar in coloring? Did you notice if one fish was the bully or were all of them going after it?
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Oh sorry I started reading at post 2 and your last paragraph was missing

Was the one attacked the same type of fish as any of the others? Or similar in coloring? Did you notice if one fish was the bully or were all of them going after it?
So i looked it up and i believe the one attacked was a giraffe cichlid maybe? They all got along well until one day he was just gone. I searched and found him days later behind a plant barely able to swim
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So you didn't see if it was from one particular fish then right? What is your tank decor like, are there a lot of rocks and caves?
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No i didnt see any fish do it, from what i saw the coexisted peacefully

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