how do i stop a bully?
i have one fish (i've had him for 6 months now- without any bully-issues), who has suddenly decided that the entire left side of the tank is exclusively his. :wink:
he has recently begun patrolling that area, and chasing anyone away who invades his "personal space". he is a tiger barb, and he is the largest one in my tank. the tank has 8 tiger barbs, three zebra danios, and two yoyo loaches. really, this is a new behavior, cause for 6 months now they have all gotten along nicely. is there anything i can do to stop him from turning hostile?
what kind of fish is it?
personally i would have a little change around.
maybe move the decor,just to throw him off a little.
i have done this in the past,and it worked.
hth a bit. :)
Try rearranging the deco in your tank. This breaks up any territories that have been established, and usually cuts down on the bullying in the tank. :idea: :oops: didn't mean to step on your toes willow, we must have been posting at the same time :lol:
Neonesf you didn't step on my toes at all :)
just seems one posted befor the other. :)
thanks for the advice, i didn't even think of that. i think it might have worked, i moved some stuff around and so far, so good.
What size is your tank? I was under the impression you're referring to a yoyo loach, right? If so, two is not a sufficient number. If your tank is 55 gallons and larger, I would suggest keeping 3 as the minimum.
the loaches are fine, its ony of my tiger barbs. my tank is 30 gallons- the loaches are not territorial at all. and there are plenty of other tiger barbs in the tank...i moved things around and he just chose a new territory to patrol. i have 8 tigers...should i add more?
Oh, my apologies. I didn't read it was the tiger barb.:oops:
hhmmmm i wonder if you should maybe take him back,
it looks like he his going to hinder your chances of
getting anymore,and i can't think of a way to change
his attitude,you may have a rouge fish,
i know tigers can be aggressive,but in the tank load
that i've got i have not experience this at all,
maybe i'm just lucky,as it's a very peaceful tank.
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