02-18-2010, 07:14 PM
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a dumb Zebra Danios question
First off this website is great for newbie fish tank owners, first time posting here but definitely have got some great info from many other topics. I have had a 10G tank for about a month (my first tank ever) ,and it has 2 Zebra danios and 2 Sunset Coral Dwarf Platies. I have followed all the "rules" as far as cycling and not adding fish too quickly, and all 4 of my fish appear healthy etc which is good. Now my question which I am sure is a silly one, but one of my Danios chases the other one literally all the darn time, luckily he isnt causing any physical damage to him but it still has to be irritating to fish getting picked on (yes I overanalyze stuff way too much and maybe make way too many assumptions on the fishes "feelings"
). SOomy question is, should I add another Danio in hopes that the bully fish might pick on the other guy less, spread the chasing, or could I actually make it worse for the fish getting picked on as he might now have 2 fish chasing after him. Hopefully that makes sense, I know Danios (from what I read) are schooling fish, but if possible I prefer not to fill my tank up with just Danios but if it helps I would gladly add 1 more. The Platies seem very happy and the Danios dont bug them at all. Or should I just not worry about this and stop overanalyzing??
Thanks in advance, once again my apologies for a goofy question
Last edited by Fishnewbie1; 02-18-2010 at 07:30 PM..