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Old 04-05-2012, 02:59 PM
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Hey all. I have a Small colony of 4 frontosa 1m/3f. But i recently got an even bigger female than the rest. I acclimated her to the new tank but the male just gave her a beating. I took her out because she was perfect condition when she came into the tank and then her fins were just messed up cuz of the male. I took her out and put her in my 20g spare tank. When should i introduce her back? and how?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:03 PM
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You should redo your decor around and remove all your current fish. Move them temporarily to a bucket for a short time then reintroduce all 5 at the same time. It might also help to leave lights off during reintroduction to the newly decorated tank.
I recently had the same problem during the addition of a slightly bigger perfect female. However, it was the alpha female that gave the new female a good beating.
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Also The female is about 2 1/2 Years old. and is 7 inches long. Is she ready to breed? cuz i think thats what the male thought as well thats why he kept chasing her around .
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How old is the male? Was her tube down during the chase?
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The male is about 3 1/2 years old at 9 inches and no I didn't see the female with her tube dowb
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