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post #1 of 2 Old 02-03-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Male Acara Harassing New Female

I have had a male Blue Acara in my aquarium (5 ft) for about 4 weeks. At the time i thought he was male but still wanted to wait to make sure.

So i returned to the pet store and purchased what i think is a female Acara. I put her in the tank last night and since then the male has been chasing her and harassing her almost constantly. Its like hes just looking for her because i put in a couple of gold fish at the same time to absorb some attention but they have just been ignored.

What should i do ? Just return the fish? or should i go buy another Acara or Firemouth or something to divert the attention?

Thanks for the help and your time.
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post #2 of 2 Old 02-04-2010, 04:37 PM
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In a 5ft tank with blue acaras especially you should not be experienceing too much aggression. Assuming they are indeed blue acaras and not something like a green terror give the female places to hide first and foremost. Goldfish are only good for cold water fish tanks. I would reccomend something like a couple of firemouth cichlids. If it is indeed a male and female just be patient.

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