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Old 01-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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My red zebra cichlid is beat up

My red zebra cichlid is beat up and it has not healed it is in the tail and it looks like it is bloody help.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Did you witness the aggression? Who were the culprits?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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You may have to stake the tank out for a while to catch who's doing it. I had a few issues and had to watch my tank for hours at a time a night to see who the bully was. It turned out one of my Mbuna males had turned "hyper dominate" I quickly took care of him and caught him and brought him to my buddies fish store. He put the fish in his display tank and he ain't so tough now.

Look for signs of your fish staying away from one fish. I mean you'll notice it. Example, I'd look at my tank and notice all my fish pretty munch stayed on one side while the bully stayed on the other side or went where ever he wanted to and they all just ran away. Since removed the tank has settled down.

I think you have your homework cut out for you. Good luck.
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I know witch one it is do u know how to heel the fish or why is she not heeling?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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Where do you have the injured fish right now? It isn't in an uncycled tank? If so the red could be caused by ammonia burns.

I have had one of female yellow labs get beat up but she hid and recouped just fine. The stress often will cause secondary issues like weakened defenses leaving them susceptible to sickness.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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It is a cycled tank and it might be the ammonia I will test it now
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