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Old 01-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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How do I stop this aggression????!

Help!!!! My alpha male won't stop cornering my other fish!!

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Chases them over If they go near him on other side. Now they has no where to swim!

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Old 01-25-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Have you tried the "time out" method? Put him in another tank for a few days or I've even used a 5 gallon bucket with an airstone and heater in a pinch. It gives the other fish a chance to establish a new tank heirarchy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt but its one of the simpler things to try.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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As stated above, try moving the aggressive fish to a different tank. Can't see the whole tank and probably not all the fish either, but it looks a little understocked as well so u could try adding some more fish to spread the aggression more.

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Old 01-25-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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If you have more hiding spaces in ratio to fish... They become extremely aggressive an territorial... Either over stock the tank with loads of cichlids i like putting loads of smaller ones in and then that should calm it down. Or remove some hiding places potentially?
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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Personally I would add quite a lot more fish... It makes it hard for the dominant fish to bully the others as there are too many if that makes sense?
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:31 PM   #6
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As stated above, try moving the aggressive fish to a different tank. Can't see the whole tank and probably not all the fish either, but it looks a little understocked as well so u could try adding some more fish to spread the aggression more.

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Alright what can I add to the tank. I'm not sure the types I have. Ive heard that overstocked helps aggression... I have two parrots. Two peacocks. A blue zebra. An albino snow cichlid. Two yellow albino labs. A pleco 6". An a frontosa (getting bigger or new tank for him) what other cichlids can go in with those?
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Honestly I'd try and move him out for a day and while he's out move decor around and also add a handful of smaller cheap cichlids like assorted Africans. I don't normally like them but in your case u may need them.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #8
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I just re arranged the decor yesterday and he's so muh worse!!! Don't have any temporary place for him so gonna have to go get a few more cichlids. Am definitely wanting more anyway haha thanks all
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How often do you feed them?...Sometimes hungry cichlids make for aggressive cichlids.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:50 PM   #10
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When i buy my cichlids i dont know "who goes with who" i buy whichever nice looking ones there and and mine all get along i have about 30 or so in my 60gal including a frontosa
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