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Old 07-06-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Trouble in the waters!

My acei is being ruthlessly chased around by my firemouth, they r the same exact size (but for the acei being quite fat) ANSI can't figure it out, please help.
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Hex tanks are extremely difficult to stock, especially with aggresive fish like you have chosen. I'm afraid the fish selections you've chosen the aggression comes with the territory in smaller tank, a tank upgrade or rehoming some of the fish would be my only suggestion.
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I made a similar mistake when I stocked my tank with a Green Terror. He lived up to his name and I ended up finding him a new home after watching him stress out the other fish for about a week.

I don't know what size your tank is, but you're likely going to need to rehome the problem fish or upgrade as Hukit suggested. I doubt these fish are going to "become friends" as they get bigger.
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Thanks. But no thanks. I have no other options. So rehoming is out of the question. Anything else?

Would it help if I said that they were fine until I rearranged my tank ornaments. Earlier, before the rearrangement, they were all buddy buddy.
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Thanks. But no thanks. I have no other options. So rehoming is out of the question. Anything else?

Would it help if I said that they were fine until I rearranged my tank ornaments. Earlier, before the rearrangement, they were all buddy buddy.
Rehoming is always an option between your LFS and Craigslist its fairly easy to find someone to help out and take in a fish or two. You moved the decor around disturbing their terrtories and inadvertanly setting of a new territory dispute/war between the cichlids.
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Rehoming is an easy game imo. I encourage it in this case.
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Rehoming is an easy game imo. I encourage it in this case.
Agreed.
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Rehoming is always an option between your LFS and Craigslist its fairly easy to find someone to help out and take in a fish or two. You moved the decor around disturbing their terrtories and inadvertanly setting of a new territory dispute/war between the cichlids.

Agreed also as well
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No, it's not easy when you don't have the space or cash!!
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And what does LFS mean?
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