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djrummer 03-02-2008 09:01 AM

black tetra nipping
 
Hey everyone. I just wanted to tell you about a recent discovery. I just set up a 20 gallon tank for my son. We got our first fish yesterday. two Mollies, three Black Tetras, and three other type of tetras which i forgot the name. All was peaceful. We wake up this morning to find the Black Tetras fins nipped . They were nipping each other. Yesterday afternoon I purchased an eighteen inch flexible bubble tube for a twenty gallon tank. (recommended for a thirty gallon but that was all they had). So this morning I said let me try turning off the bubbles, and low and behold, they stopped nipping instantly! Bubble stress!
amazing huh. Just like people, too much stress, we start nipping!

dallops_of_polyps 03-02-2008 06:58 PM

never would have guest!

willow 03-04-2008 10:27 AM

Re: black tetra nipping
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djrummer
Hey everyone. I just wanted to tell you about a recent discovery. I just set up a 20 gallon tank for my son. We got our first fish yesterday. two Mollies, three Black Tetras, and three other type of tetras which i forgot the name. All was peaceful. We wake up this morning to find the Black Tetras fins nipped . They were nipping each other. Yesterday afternoon I purchased an eighteen inch flexible bubble tube for a twenty gallon tank. (recommended for a thirty gallon but that was all they had). So this morning I said let me try turning off the bubbles, and low and behold, they stopped nipping instantly! Bubble stress!
amazing huh. Just like people, too much stress, we start nipping!

hello and welcome aboard.
i'm glad that it has worked for you,and i hope it continues .


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