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Andyandsue 02-07-2007 04:53 PM

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.

Daz 02-07-2007 04:54 PM

Yup me :smoke:

musho3210 02-07-2007 04:55 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.

joeshmoe 02-07-2007 05:00 PM

my i have two wich is not good lol.

FDStation152 02-07-2007 05:25 PM

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.

Matt 02-07-2007 05:58 PM

1 of my Male Plattys Really lays down the law.

sazzy 02-08-2007 12:35 PM

yes i do... hes 16" of pure terror :lol:

squiggles1 02-08-2007 12:50 PM

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.

magic_marty 02-08-2007 02:27 PM

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 its almost like a football game,the way she runs in to them and shoves the other fish around..

Mattney 02-18-2007 12:48 AM

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...

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