11-01-2013, 04:42 PM
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Angel hating on new GBRs
So I picked up 4 German Blue Rams from my local petsmart. Took them home immediately and gave the back about an hour drip before transfer. I was actually surprised how good they looked in the store. They lost a ton of color from the trip. They regained a lot of color within half an hour. A few hours later I noticed them breathing rapidly and then saw fungus on the body and fins. Then they started dying. I noticed that one angel was nipping at their fins
Now I only have afew fish in my fifty. Three angels, one SAE, oneCAE, and six z. Danio and some shrimp (cherry and amano). I plan to move out the danio in favor of a more colorful school of rasbora or tetra. But if love to have a pair or two of GBRs. I love the fish, but not sure if this lone angel will be a harasser. The angel gets along with the others and even feeds at the surface with the danios. So this behavior is new. Is it due to the GBRs showing disease? The angels are not more than an inch or so, so they re young. The GBRs (when alive) did not nip back but just swam away and seemed unbothered at the back of the tank.
As of this morning one GBR is alive but I doubt much longer. I have not checked water quality as an issue yet since fungus is usually a result of damage and my other sensitive inhabitants (angels and shrimp) are not showing any illness. I'd imagine that this damage and illness came from the time at petsmart but was unobservable. I don't know what to do now. Do I have to pick ever angels or GBR? Or try again?