Hi guys! I joined just seconds before because I am at odds with my tropical fish!
I have four fish. A platy, a neon tetra and two angel fish.
The neon tetra is the oldest, and the platy was introduced to him a couple of weeks ago and they were fine.
We had an angel fish named Ferrari but he died a couple of weeks back, which is why we got Hansel the platy for Blue Steel (the neon tetra).
My uncle today came over and he brought with him two angel fish, Raymond and Ballstein.
They're both 'juniors', not as big as the original angel fish Ferrari, but that's cause they're still young.
I was worried that the two new angel fish would hurt/eat Hansel and Blue Steel but I shouldn't have worried!!
Since introducing them, the angel fish hid in the corner near the heater whilst the original two swam around. Now they've come out and are swimming around but HANSEL (the platy) is chasing them around the tank, NIPPING AT THEIR FINS AND TAILS! Ballstein is a a particularly graceful looking angel fish, with four or five long flowing fins/tail, and Hansel seems to be having a great time nipping/biting/eating them! Raymond is smaller and his fins and tail are not as long, but Hansel is still chasing him around too, nipping at his tail!
I originally worried for Hansel and Blue Steel's safety, but now I'm worried about Ballstein and Raymond!
Is this normal?? My uncle says that if the angel fish survive tonight, they'll be okay, but why would Hansel be acting so aggressive? He and Blue Steel get on just fine. My uncle says that Hansel is trying to exert his authority, or something...