I currently have a 75 gallon freshwater tank with 2 larger cichlids..not sure what type but they're not hte problem. And a convict cichlid.
I just got a jack dempsey yesterday, a tad bigger than my convict chiclid. I've always noticed that my convict is a bit of a bully, tends to chase my cat fish around the tank a lot...seems very territorial and likes to dig up the plants. I know this is how convicts are, but i'm worried about my jack. I put him in the tank last night and instantly my convict is chasing him around the tank, flarring his gills at him and trying to bite him. I woke up this morning and my jack is all beat up. He's got wounds all over his sides and his back fins are torn to shreads. He now is constantly hiding in the upper corner of the tank or the lower.
What can I do to prevent this? I dont want him to be constantly hiding becuase of my bully harassing him. I did what I've read up and completely rearanged the tank and plants and turned the lights off for a long time to confuse the convict but it didn't help at all.
I got a Ahli a while back that died overnight, possibly from harassment...(might have been cuase the Ph was low at the time) So should I possibly get rid of him? I'd like to get some more fish but i dont' want them dieing cuase of this bully ^.^