10-04-2008, 12:30 PM
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Oh no...I'm a monster! Any advice?
So I feel completely terrible about this. I went to the LFS and picked up a male crowntail betta and some feeder guppies. I want to start breeding the guppies in a 10g tank I have set up for them. I had a small tank with one male, two female fancy guppies that I also wanted to move into the guppy breeding tank.
I figured I would quarantine the feeders in their new tank for a week or two before adding the fancy guppies, but I also had to move the fancy guppies out of their small tank because I had to make room for the betta. So, I moved the fancy guppies into my 29g community and went about acclimating the other fish and whatnot.
The guppies seemed fine at first, but then to my horror I looked over and watch my male kribensis lunge at the male guppy, grab him by the tail and start mauling him. I banged on the glass to scare the krib off and netted the male guppy. He's in the hospital tank now but I feel really bad for him. His tail fin is almost completely gone and it looks like he has a little damage to his body. He's just treading water at the surface of the tank. I'm medicating with Melafix and some Pimafix as a preventative. Is there anything else I can do for the little guy? I had housed these two fish together with no problems before, so I don't understand the sudden aggression.