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Old 05-19-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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I have 2 6" African cichlids, of which one is biting and abusing the other one. I believe I have a pelmato chromis ansorgii that is beating up the kenyi metriaclima lombardo(female). they were in a 72 gallon tank with just a 9" pleco. I have since moved the bully into another tank(20 Gal).I do not know what to do next.
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Do you have enough rock/plant to break their line of sight? If not add more, if you already have a lot move them around

Water temperature? Lower the temperature may lower their aggression

Lighting? How long do you trun it on? Shorten the time or dial the brightness down

Do you run a wavemaker? Its is controllable?
Ramp it up, so their energy will be redirected to swiming instead of fighting

Lol I have mbuna taking trun to bully their tank mate, and these methods works on some but not the other. For me the most effective one are getting a wave maker blowing them around every now and then and dimming the light
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oh yeah the more African cichlids in one tank the lower your chance with aggression issues

But you need to make sure your filtration is up to part
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thanks, I can try most of these tips once the healing takes place. Yes it did start once 2 4" fish were removed
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