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Old 10-16-2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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CPD getting bullied by her constituants

I hope I am choosing the right way to ask this question. My apologies if I have used the wrong thread.

I have 5 CPDs in a 55l newly cycled, fully planted scapers tank with a couple of snails at the moment. I began with 3 adult lady fish, Flicka, Ricka and Dicka. Three days ago I added a younger bachelor to the mix and yesterday I added another younger lass to the brood to complete the collection.

My question is this: The newest addition, Tilby, albeit a bit smaller than the three original CPD women but the same size as Svengali, the lone manfolk, is being bullied by all of the others. If I were to add one more smaller female would this reduce the bullying Tilby is recieving? or will there simply always be an omega fish within a batch of CPDs.

I would prefer to keep only 5 CPDs as I was hoping to add some a couple of Kuhli loaches in this tank but if this is unrealistic or if the addition of another smaller CPD will help, then I would certainly do so.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
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I would go with 50 CPD's and then a handful of khuli loach's. Then you are guaranteed to spread out any aggression from the CPD's.
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