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Old 03-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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i just got a minatus and blue spotted grouper about 3 days ago they are fighting and i was wondering if they are to close alike
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Dunno for sure, but any fish that look alike, especially from the same family are bound to fight. I'd figure out which one you like best and return the other.
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I agree that if they are about the same color and shape then they will fight.
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What sized tank? The Minatus gets over a foot long and the other about a foot (and is very aggressive towards other tankmates). Either one will eat other fish they can get into their mouths, so be careful what you put in there.
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I was going to get a minatus, but the dealer said they can be aggressive. Maybe they aren't fighting maybe on is picking on the other.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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minatus are quite aggressive did you get any suggestion from the local LFS ? Hope you should not add smaller fishes into the tank as it will be of no use when minatus are present there. use a different bigger community reef fishes and most important need to maintain room temp. and cleaning of tank every few weeks.what's the size of tank ? one of my friend faced the same kind of problem with minatus pairs.
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