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Old 02-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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I added three new fish and brought my OB over from quarantine. Removed my 6 females from main tank 75g tank and put them in my 29g. Then brought my bullied OB back but even without females he is getting picked on might have to rehome him this weekend. Dominant male and #2 just won't leave him be. He was one of my 3 original fish but don't want to see him killed. Pictures of new additions and the bullied ob and his tormentors Click image for larger version

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #3
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this is the ob
I had to switch up Peacocks until i found a good mix. Is it the Red Shoulder in the picture that is picking on the OB? They are one of the more agressive Peacocks. Bi Color 500 Peacock and Ngara Flametail may be a good substitute or try a smaller Red Shoulder. I always switch up the dominant fish. When adding new fish to the tank, do it at night when the tank is dark. This helps new fish settle in.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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Yeah it is mostly the red shoulder he is actually the #2 but the blue ahli is in on it too he is the boss of tank. The OB didn't make it an hour before I had to put him back in with the females. He was cowering sideways in the corner of the tank. Going to have to get rid of him don't want to breed him it's tough though he is one of my originals. Thanks for the advice. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-20-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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I use rocks like Texas holy rock or quartz because they are white and make the peacocks stand out but also because it gives my subdominant males somewhere to hide in
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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Yeah I really like the Texas holy rock but it's expensive. I have wanted to add more rocks for a while but I'm in Buffalo and everything is covered in snow. I got the ones in my tank now from out front of my apartment and we are getting a rainstorm tonight so everything will be melted by morning. I'm already planning on scavenging tomorrow after work I know I saw quite a few out there before they were buried.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #7
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You can also put a plant like Anubis in the middle break the line of sight
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Nice ob! Hope he gets to stay! What's that first new fish? What lights are u using? Makes colors pop nice!
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Put some full tank shots up I'd love to see it!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:20 PM   #10
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Thanks I hope he gets to stay too. The first fish was labeled as a yellow mara cichlid at my lfs. As far as the light it's an led I bought on eBay for $53.00 a couple of weeks ago I'm pretty happy with it for the price. I was hopping it would make the colors pop more and i think it has done a pretty good job. Click image for larger version

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