Hello, all, I am new to this forum and was hoping for some advice/suggestions as general internet searches proved unhelpful.
I currently have a 65 gallon FOWLR
featuring a volitan lion, black dogface puffer, and foxface (all juveniles) the foxface went in first and a week or so later the other two were inroduced. The foxface has been skiddish since day one, even when he was in the tank by himself. Now he seems to have made friends with the puffer. Everything was fine for the first few weeks, everyone living in harmony, but it seems that my lion has become the bully of the tank. he charges at both of the other fish when they come out of their hiding spot whether its feeding time or not. He doesn't approach them with his stingers up as if he means serious harm but I have seen him nip at the puffer. Everything I could find online said that the puffer is usually the aggressor, nipping at the lions fins but I have the opposite problem.
All water spects are at optimal levels.
Any ideas? Should I trade the lion in for a new one in hopes of getting a less aggressive one?
BTW, the puffer doesn't seem to be as bothered by the lions aggressive tendencies as I am, he usually just swims away. He is still eating normally.
Any and all suggestions or advice is welcome.
Thanks in advance!