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Old 03-19-2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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Hi so I've had a fully grown red top zebra for about a year probably more and recently I added a large 7 bar Frontosa that is about 1.5-2 times larger then the zebra and the zebra really doesn't seem happy he seems to have started nipping at the long pelvic find of the Frontosa. Is there anything I can do to stop this?


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Old 03-19-2015, 06:31 AM   #2
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How large is the tank? Frontasa get big and 7 is a big bio load. And it's not the best to mix these fish together.


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Hi so I've had a fully grown red top zebra for about a year probably more and recently I added a large 7 bar Frontosa that is about 1.5-2 times larger then the zebra and the zebra really doesn't seem happy he seems to have started nipping at the long pelvic find of the Frontosa. Is there anything I can do to stop this?


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Sorry it's early in the morning lol. Thought it said 7 my bad 😑. But the same rule applies not the best to mix these fish and if you don't have the right tank size the bio load will still be big.


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Why is it that they shouldn't be kept together. I've seen many aquarium stores that have kept the two of them together successfully


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Why is it that they shouldn't be kept together. I've seen many aquarium stores that have kept the two of them together successfully


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That's generally short term for until things sell. I would never suggest that a fish keeping practice was acceptable because a pet store was doing it. they break most rules of fish keeping.
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That's generally short term for until things sell. I would never suggest that a fish keeping practice was acceptable because a pet store was doing it. they break most rules of fish keeping.

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The frontosa are big but not very aggressive to other fish. The munba will nip the Dina to nubs and stress the frontosa.


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first of all the come from different lakes that have different water parameters. Secondly the mbuna are a lot more aggressive than the fronts.
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After being in the tank for 2 days now things seem to have calmed down a bit. When I move all my Africans to a bigger tank I'll most likely be getting rid of the zebra


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