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post #1 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Outcast angel

So out of my 5 angels, i have 1 outcast. The other 4 picked on her some and now she just sits by the heater by the top of the tank looking pitiful. I have nowhere else to house her except maybe a 10 gallon snail tank :( the other 4 have completely ignored her since she started this. What is the chance she will be okay? Do i need to rehome her? Do u think it could be something else like her being sick?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:00 PM
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Yes you should remove the fish from the tank. If it's not sick now, the stress can certainly manifest itself in some disease/sickness.

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-20-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yes you should remove the fish from the tank. If it's not sick now, the stress can certainly manifest itself in some disease/sickness.
When i got home from work this morning she was dead :(. RIP bonnie :( she was one of my first fish.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-21-2013, 05:00 PM
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just a theroy here, but maybe the one outcast had a underliying issue that the other fish could sense so they started to pick on it. maybe fish can sense the weak and pick them off? ever notice how badly a obviously sick fish will get pciked on by the other healthy ones? atleast thats what ive always seen
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 PM
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Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....

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Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....
haha the eternal question
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Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....
Yeah, you know its possible. She went down quick. There were no outward appearances and everyone else in the tank is fine. Water params r fine so who knows. The other four were ruthless to her. I should have quarentined her but i thought they were just establishin thei peaking order.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-21-2013, 10:02 PM
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It's ALWAYS best to quarantine

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90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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