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Old 08-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Damaged fin

My chiclid was beaten up by another, will the bite in his tail fin grow back or will he have it forever?

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Their fins will recover 9 times out of 10 but you may have an aggression issue on the horizon.. what size tank is it what's the stock and are they sexually mature?
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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It's a 90 gallon. I just got the fish yesterday. I have 3 acei, 5 yellow labs, 1 bumble bee and an orange one (all from Petsmart & petco). The biggest is appx 1.5" and this one is the smallest at MAYBE an inch.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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Then they should be fine. For future notice with cichlids you should add atleast 3 fish at a time during lights out to keep the aggression down. Also a tank this size should house a lot more mbuna since overstocking is a pretty effective technique to keep them from establishing territories. Some tanks that size have close to a 100 adults which Im not saying stock that many but some do.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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I was told to have only about 20! Wow. I don't know if their male or female but that's why I was going to wait a while so I had wiggle room if I had too many males. How many do you think would be appropriate for my tank? I am running an AC 110 but plan on getting a 2d one next month.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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The best way is to overstock the tank now and start pulling out highly aggressive males to thin it out to the most peaceful and vibrant fish. I would house about 30 in it if it were me.
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What do I do with the overly aggressive ones later? I don't know anybody else with a fish tank...
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Return them for store credit for fish food
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Petco and Petsmart do that? I thought they could only be dead fish.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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It depends on the store and its manager.. just start building a relationship with a few of the local associates while purchasing your fish and ask them how they feel about you coming back in a few months with the extra males. Obviously you shouldn't expect to get your money back but every bit counts. You could also try CL.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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I will ask today. I should go down and get more but I basically cleared them out Friday lol. every single time I put something like fish. I just listed my guppy fry on CL and had responses and a bird for my mother in law, my posts are flagged for deletion. I don't understand how that works.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #12
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If your ok with online ordering check out josh Davis at livefishdirect.com they have a great selection
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Although they don't have much info so do some research before buying anything because mbuna are highly aggressive fish and need to be stocked correctly or you'll be dealing with fights all the time. Your bumblebee is one known to be quite aggressive.
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Although they don't have much info so do some research before buying anything because mbuna are highly aggressive fish and need to be stocked correctly or you'll be dealing with fights all the time. Your bumblebee is one known to be quite aggressive.
If it was me I would get rid of the bee now. They will cause problems later, starting when it hits the 4" marker.
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What about a duboisi chiclid?
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What about a duboisi chiclid?
No you don't want to mix lakes. Have you seen and read this?
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...king-cichlids/
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Yeah, after I asked I realized they weren't lake malowi #facepalm
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