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post #51 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 02:05 PM
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Ahuubawhaaaat? That's like the substance of my nightmares. D8
(I'm so late in replying to this.)
Yeah, and I even had an algae eater that tried that on my Pearl Gourami. Freaked the poor big guy out. D|

Turns out, algae eaters do that when they get hungry. >>

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Update:

So, remember that male shrimp? After starting him on some bottom feeder pellets, he was much more docile and didn't attack Sir Crispin again. Unfortunately, Sir Crispin seems to have a mind for revenge. When I checked this morning, it looked like my betta had bitten off all of the male shrimp's legs on one side--leaving only the first joint.

If I don't chase my betta away from the bottom feeder pellets, he'll chase the shrimp around or simply lay on top of it so the shrimp can't eat.

Someone's a little...bitter about the tail thing.

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lol people say fish have short memories but somehow I don't believe them!
Maybe you can try feeding Sir Crispin some frozen blood worms/brine shrimp during the shrimp's feeding time. That might distract him for a little bit... maybe... it seems he might be out for revenge though~

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I'm trying to distract him as best I can. He'll be getting some blood worms today, and we'll see how that goes. xD He's been chasing that one shrimp around all morning, and just doesn't want to give it a break. He's even ignoring his floating mirror. O_o
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Oh man.

Kinda sounds like how my betta's treating me. >_>
I took out all the plants in his tank but the only silk one he's had. (He likes to slither through every tight space he can, so the plastic plants, though temporary, still tore his fins.) I finally got him a living plant (that won't melt X_x), and he loves it. Slithers through hairgrass, uses it as sort of a bed, lol.... But apparently he liked his plastic stemmed plants. Everytime he sees me, if he doesn't see the food jar in my hand, he flares with both his gills and his fins. >>
Even flares like mad when I put a finger in. He doesn't bite... maybe he only does that 'cause he likes the new plant. Dunno.

lul

But in any case, I don't believe fish have short memories. I hear too many stories like yours and mine (well, not specifically like them of course) that prove otherwise.


What if you floated the shrimp in a cup during his feeding time? That way he can't be bothered... much. (Your betta might try to attack the cup or push it around a lot. <<

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I was getting ready to feed the two of them today, and found Sir Crispin playing with the shrimp's corpse. O_o My fish had a scale missing and a small wound on his head; it looks like they fought. So much for resolving that grudge peacefully.

Whelp...maybe Sir Crispin doesn't like neighbors.
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Yikes....

Well, as sad of an ending that had to be, at least it's resolved. >>

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And now at least I know that Mr. Fish doesn't exactly play nice with others.
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Well, it's the shrimp that started it, right? |D

Not that I'm all for a "HE DID IT!" sort of thing when a vase breaks.

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True! Sir Crispin was getting along fine with the shrimp until one of them started this...aquatic blood feud.
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