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Old 09-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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gbr in plastic bin

Can i do this because my other gbr is chasing this gbr and its getting really stressed out
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How could you tell he's stressed? Are they nipping? How long have they been in the tank?

What size is the plastic bin? Is it filtered and heated and cycled? I don't think I would recommend it, GBRs are very delicate fish.

I would recommend separating one in a quarantine tank that is cycled. But I guess a good size bin with an established filter and heater is just like a glass tank.
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I think as long as it's food grade there's no problem. A lot of people use Rubbermaid bins as a QT/hospital tank. Just make sure it's filtered and heated. I've definitely heard of people basically giving their fish a "time-out" to curb aggression.
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ive actually got a 5 gallon hex i can use that. could i use that?
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ive actually got a 5 gallon hex i can use that. could i use that?
I suppose that's fine for short term, obviously you wouldn't do that for any significant amount of time. I'm not sure how long people leave their aggressive fish in time-out. I think I remember someone saying just for a day to chill them out...I'm not certain though.
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Alrights heres what im doing. I have a regular 5 gal with a betta in it. Im moving him to the hex and putting the gbr in the regular one. Sound good?
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Alrights heres what im doing. I have a regular 5 gal with a betta in it. Im moving him to the hex and putting the gbr in the regular one. Sound good?
If you're only taking him out of the tank for a day or so...I'm not sure it's that important where he goes. But again, I've never personally done this.
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I have a similar situation going on with two bolivian rams. I put the aggressive ram in a breeding bin attached to the inside of the tank. I figure this way he stays in the environment he's use to but like eco said, it's basically a time out. He looks like he is in prison.

The bin was around $5 at petsmart.
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I usually single them out for five minutes in a plastic container if it's aggression and keep doing it until they've stopped.
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