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NewFishFiend 03-19-2013 08:19 PM

Outcast angel
 
So out of my 5 angels, i have 1 outcast. The other 4 picked on her some and now she just sits by the heater by the top of the tank looking pitiful. I have nowhere else to house her except maybe a 10 gallon snail tank :( the other 4 have completely ignored her since she started this. What is the chance she will be okay? Do i need to rehome her? Do u think it could be something else like her being sick?

jaysee 03-19-2013 10:00 PM

Yes you should remove the fish from the tank. If it's not sick now, the stress can certainly manifest itself in some disease/sickness.

NewFishFiend 03-20-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1488666)
Yes you should remove the fish from the tank. If it's not sick now, the stress can certainly manifest itself in some disease/sickness.

When i got home from work this morning she was dead :(. RIP bonnie :( she was one of my first fish.

MoneyMitch 03-21-2013 04:00 PM

just a theroy here, but maybe the one outcast had a underliying issue that the other fish could sense so they started to pick on it. maybe fish can sense the weak and pick them off? ever notice how badly a obviously sick fish will get pciked on by the other healthy ones? atleast thats what ive always seen

jaysee 03-21-2013 08:21 PM

Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....

MoneyMitch 03-21-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1505850)
Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....

haha the eternal question

NewFishFiend 03-21-2013 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1505850)
Yes, that's certainly a way it can go. It's kinda like a chicken and egg scenario - Is the fish getting picked on cause it's sick, or does it get sick as a result of being picked on....

Yeah, you know its possible. She went down quick. There were no outward appearances and everyone else in the tank is fine. Water params r fine so who knows. The other four were ruthless to her. I should have quarentined her but i thought they were just establishin thei peaking order.

jaysee 03-21-2013 09:02 PM

It's ALWAYS best to quarantine


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