04-28-2008, 03:55 AM
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Re: Damsels fighting
Originally Posted by Bandit4575`
I have a 4 stripe damsel and a azure damsel and the 4 stripe is little but seems to be picking a fight with the bigger azure damsel even though it gets run off every time. They seem to want to stick aaround each other but always seem to be fighting. I dont get it and i am afraid the little 4 stripe will get hurt o t even killed
How long have u had the damzels 4? I hv a pair that are always fighting 2, sometimes they injure 1 another doing so, but they also seem to enjoy hanging out together.
I've heard that introducing a larger fish may make them settle down abit, but in my own experience it didn't help me much. What i have done now is put them in separate tanks coz I have spare quarantine tanks, but there r other options like dividing the tank in 2 or putting one of them in an egg hatchery that sticks to the glass, or even if worse comes 2 worse, returning 1 of them to the fish shop u bought them from. In all cases catching damzels is very hard, good luck what ever u do.
Do u have much rockwork/hiding places, if not u could try that, may help, but damzels r notorious 4 aggressive and territorial behaviour and if u plan on expanding ur tank mate population u will most definately find that they will pick on just about everybody they can.
hope this helps