thinking out loud... feedback please?
I have a few things running through my mind and would like others' feedback...
8 males (4 of which bite their tails).
20 Gallon tank in process of fish cycling, 4 males:
Bumble (VT) bites because his buddy on the other side of his divider was moved.
Wally (HM) bites.... because of who knows??? Currently his is in the hospital kritter keeper. I thought originally because of cycling process in the 20 gallon, but I change his water every other day in his 1.5 gallon and he just started SERIOUSLY biting. It may be because he can see my new guy, Toro across the room.
Gipper (CT) no problems, just battling a minor case of fin rot/ammonia burn due to cycling process.
Piglet (DBT) occasional ammonia burn due to cycling process, change the water, and he is fine.
6.6 Gallon in process of fishless cycling, 2 males:
Dane and Bubbles (HMs) I'm pretty sure they bite because of changes in their tank and water conditions. They are currently in a kritter keeper while their tank cycles.
2.5 gallon uncycled, 1 male:
Cielo (CT), battling fin rot/ammonia burn that happened when I was gone for 5 days.
1 gallon Kritter Keeper:
Toro, new Dragon HM. Quarantine, no problems yet.
I don't really like the size of the 20 gallon (tall). It is larger than I imagined it and my boys don't seem to use all the space (they tend to stay at the top). And due to the tail biters, I may not be able to keep all in the same tank.
Downsize to 10 gallon divided 4 ways. Put Bumble (whose tail is growing back and likes to see other guys), Gipper, Piglet, and Cielo in there. Put Java moss on the dividers and hope that it grows in the give more privacy.
Put Wally in teh 2.5 once it is cycled.
Put Dane, Bubbles, and Toro in the 6.6 and put java moss on the dividers as well. Make this tank bare-bottom so as much water can be held as possible.
What do you guys think about this????