02-14-2011, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Brendan Maas
So I have 2 Jack Dempsey
Cichlids, and 2 fire mouth cichlids. The one Jack Dempsey
is about 2 inch big, the other 1 inch. The 2 firemouths are about 1.5 inch and 2 inch respectively. I've had them for 4 weeks. Before tonight they seemed to be coexisting nicely, aside from the occasional nip from the big jack. But tonight that changed, the big Jack is attacking everything in its path, especially the small Jack. I have plenty of hiding spots, and live and plastic plants, driftwood, cave, and hollow log. But everytime the little Jack leaves it's cichlid stone, the big one attacks? Any suggestions would be very helpful... Thanks!!
40 Gallon Tank
2 Jack Dempseys (2.0 inch and 1 inch)
2 Firemouths (1.5 inch and 2.0 inch)
get the tube from the syphon vacuum that you use to clean the substrate and put it by where the dempsey bully hangs out and if you see him bullying the others blow bubbles at him! and tell him to stop doing that! he'll get the point and he will stop.
I have Zebra Danios(glofish) and the orange one( Lilinette) bothers the green one(Vladamir). Lilinette is okay with the red one(Hamza) and does not bother him at all but with Vladamir is another story...before she would not let him into to the central or easter parts of the aquarium. When I blew bubbles at Lilinette and told her to stop she stopped and every time I see her bothering Vladamir I tell her not to do that and she stops and goes behind some plants. The others just stick around.
you have to blow bubbles towards him and him only(whoever is being a bully) and you HAVE to yell at him to stop doing that...that way he remembers that tube when you tell him to stop when you just walk by and see him acting up. After a while he wont bother the others.
Last edited by leogtr; 02-14-2011 at 11:46 PM..