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After a week 1 tetra still is agressive - What to do?

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After a week 1 tetra still is agressive - What to do?
Old 02-15-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
 
After a week 1 tetra still is agressive - What to do?

After one week the majority of the aggression has disappeared. Except for one. Who I would call the older one because he does seem older then the others and slightly larger. Well he is still aggressive. Chasing the other tetra's that come near him. Once in a while two smaller tetra's go after him and I smile and say "paybacks a b****". He got aggressive once with one of the larger balla sharks and quickly learned he made a mistake. He does not bother the glass catfish.

My question is, is he going to continue to be aggressive? Would it be smart to bring him back to the fish store and just tell em that he is being to aggressive and I can't keep him in the tank?
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
 
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What type of tetras are these??
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
 
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is this tetra in a shoal with the other tetras it's being aggressive towards....?
I agree with kymmie, need to know the type!
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
 
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Yeah, I'm confused as well. What kind of tetra is this? A picture would be worth a thousand words here.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
 
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I think for us to best advise you here the following info would help:
1) Tank size?
2) Full stock of tank?
3) What Tetra?
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
 
Ah crap. I am sorry guys. black tetra's. Total of 6.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:19 AM   #7
 
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What size tank and who all is living with them?
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:02 AM   #8
 
30wide,

2 balla sharks
7 glass catfish
1 pleco
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:21 AM   #9
 
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Are these black skirt tetras, I'm assuming?

I would return the aggressor and maybe get another one. Black skirts are moderately nippy so increasing school size can be helpful. While you're at it I would return the bala sharks as well. These guys get to be over a foot long, are schooling fish and are active swimmers. Suffice it to say they need a very large tank (six feet long at the very least). Depending on the species, your pleco might need to go as well (common plecos reach 18" or more and are massive waste machines). Not to sound to harsh or anything, but these fish really do get much too large for a tank of your size.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #10
 
I am pretty sure I am taking that tetra back. One of the smaller tetra's is missing a lot of her "skirt" missing. He chases them around the tank now and is now bothering the glass catfish. Maybe he needs to realize that the big green fish net is the boss ha.

The bala's will only grow as big as the tank will allow them, the same with pleco's. I spoke to a guy who has (not even joking) 100's of balla's in a pond like thing in his house informed me of that. He's been dealing with bala's for years.
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