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Old 01-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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What to do about nipping?

Ok, to start with some basics, the tank is a well established 55g freshwater which until last month had a few swordtails, platys, gouramis, and four angels. The tank features an undergravel filter, and an air feature. Recently I found other homes for the other fish because I decided my angels would probably be best kept by themselves. I am now noticing what seems like it may be a bit of a pecking order with one large male, two females and a small male. The small male, a marble angel and one of my favorites, seems to have been taking most of the damage, as his tail is pretty much gone over a three day stretch. The odd thing about it is I watch these fish all the time as they are right next to my seat in the living room and I don't see much harassment at all. I also considered my pH, which I keep at 7 with buffer. I assume that keeping more than three or four angels in a 55g shouldn't be much trouble but I am having the hardest time getting these fish to get along. The marble angel is now in solitary confinement within the same tank. Any suggestions?

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If you feel its him whos doing the damage nothing will help, But lets make sure eh. Do you have a camera? Video cmaera?
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