Well I have returned my 2 dragon blood peacocks to the LFS
, leaving my 55 gal
tall octagonal with the following stock:
2 yellow labs
1 electric blue hap
1 aulonocara Baenschi
1 red empress
2 yet to be identified peacocks
2 synodontis multipunctatas
1 bristlenose Pleco
One of my peacocks had started to spend all of his time hanging right at the back of the tank near the filter intake tube and had paled significantly from the bullying.
It has been 4 days, and his colour is returning but he is still hanging at the back of the tank.
As I had to pull out all of the rock work to catch the bullies, I used the opportunity to do a full gravel vac and rescape and there are plenty of caves and hiding spots available. All other fish have claimed their new turf but I'm worried about this guy.
Any thoughts/advice or ID would be greatly appreciated. I will try to get a better photo of him today.
Would also like to know what you think of my stock list. Being new to the hobby, I took the advice of my LFS
when choosing my stock. They have been around for a really long time and seem to know what they're doing. In saying that, I asked the owner how often I should remove rock work to do a full vac, and he replied "oh about every 20 years love". Hmmmmm.