i bought 3 blue rams a few weeks ago, and then had white spot in my tank so one died. while they were sick they were very peaceful but now that they are well they're really causing problems. the more dominant ram has been bullying the other one quite badly. he wont let him get any food or anything. just chases him away all the time. and whenever they are just swimming about the dominant ram is always a few cm behind the other. the result is that my ram has become very stressed, and has become VERY black. whenever the ram is hiding the dominant ram bullies the other fish in the tank (mainly the mollies) and stresses them.
i put the dominant ram in a breeder floating thing for a few hours to see what would happen. the 2 rams keep trying to fight through the plastic, and whenever they arent fighting the ram who was orinally stressed and bulied, is bullying my mollies.
what should i do? should i return them to the lfs? should i return them seperately or together? it seems that it doesnt matter which one i keep in the tank, or whether they are together or not they buully each other / my other fish.
i really dont want to return them because im really fond of them, but i cant have all my fish stressed and upset because of them. im also worried that the non-dominant one will starve if theyre both let out together because the dominant one never lets him eat ANYTHIGN
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated