Does everyone have a "tank boss"? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Andyandsue's Avatar
 
Does everyone have a "tank boss"?

First in my small tank, now in the larger tank, I have what I call a "tank boss". He/She is the leader of the pack, lays down the law, and everyone plays by his/her rules.

I never realized fish have distinct "personalities". I can tell the new fish from the old fish based on personality. Love it.

I also see BEAUTIFUL colors now that I have the larger tank with more fish. They are all obviously very happy now.

Susan

Pardon the pun, but I'm hooked!
Andyandsue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 05:54 PM
Daz
Banned
 
Yup me
Daz is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 05:55 PM
one of my female zebra danio, seems to be the first one to everything, food, nipping, defense, also likes to hang around near the glass so its really easy to see her.
musho3210 is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 06:00 PM
Member
 
my i have two wich is not good lol.
joeshmoe is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 06:25 PM
Member
 
FDStation152's Avatar
 
In my main tank the duty seems to be my male german blue ram as he bosses around everyone except my discus who is 10 times his size.

In my small tank that I'm using to grow out some angelfish there is one that bullies the rest of them.

In another one of my smaller tanks there's a rogue columbian tetra that seems to actually control my group of praecox rainbowfish.
FDStation152 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 02-07-2007, 06:58 PM
Member
 
Matt's Avatar
 
1 of my Male Plattys Really lays down the law.
Matt is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 02-08-2007, 01:35 PM
Member
 
sazzy's Avatar
 
yes i do... hes 16" of pure terror

About As Innocent As a Nun In a Cucumber
Field
sazzy is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 02-08-2007, 01:50 PM
Member
 
squiggles1's Avatar
 
in my 30g, the female black convict is the queeeen and she rules with an iron fist! she always had to have the last word with my late gudgeon(not her fault just old) and the albino barbs we tried. the only one she can't seem to intimidate is the pleco, but he's huge and more interested in eating and pooping then her! In one of the smaller ones i have a female betta that takes charge of most everyone else in the tank, not really mean but she lets them know, except our one dwarf honey gourami, he is the lone fish in that tank that is not scared of her.
squiggles1 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 02-08-2007, 03:27 PM
New Member
 
magic_marty's Avatar
 
our black pot bellied molly is the ruler of the tank.
she actually rams the other fish at feeding time to make sure she gets
her fair share of food.lol its almost like a football game,the way she runs in to them and shoves the other fish around..
magic_marty is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 02-18-2007, 01:48 AM
New Member
 
My daughters Leporinus was master and commander, until he got his very own tank. The other fish haven't established a new ruler yet.... still tearing down the statues...
Mattney is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what size is 48" wide, 19" deep and 23" tall redlessi Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 3 10-13-2009 10:51 PM
"Meat" coral - how long to "open"? Mike Coral and Reef Creatures 4 04-02-2007 01:03 PM
20 gallon long (30"x12"x12") tank crazie.eddie Freshwater Journals 31 01-10-2007 11:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome