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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Swordtails and Guppies under attack!

I have 3 swordtails. All female. Maureen, Yuki, and Yellow Submarine.

I have 4 Guppies. All Male. Jude, Cheetah, Halloween, and an unnamed guppy.

I got these guppies along with 5 small fish ((Forget what they are called)) and 3 tetras. 2 are large, 1 is small.

Those 3 tetras are biting and nipping at the swordtails and guppies. Maureen looks like she has sustained the most damage. Her dorsal fin has bite marks and pieces missing from the 3 tetras attacking her.

What do i do about these 3 tetras? I know the fins will grow back because my dad had this same problem with his black skirt tetras. What should I do? I have a baby swordtail, Nemo, who is almost big enough to be released. I really dont want to have him get beaten up and killed.

How do i fix this?

I love my 6 baby creamsicle mollies and swordtail boy Nemo!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 10:34 AM
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How big is the tank, how much and how often are the water changes and when was the last one, any additives used, filtration, live plants?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is pretty big. I forget how many gallons but it is pretty big. I'll get a picture of it.

I have a filter in there, a really big filter. I don't really change water, it evaporates out, and I use a pitcher to refill it. I last added water 2 days ago. No additives that I can remember. The tank has 2 rainbowy rocks with holes for the fish to hide in. A bridge, and a fake coral and annemonie plant.

I love my 6 baby creamsicle mollies and swordtail boy Nemo!
My Beloved Bettas -
John Lennon (a.k.a. John or Johnny) - Dark blue, green, and red VT male. R.I.P.
Opal - White, pink, and purple VT female.
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Here is a picture of the tank.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...JohnX/tank.jpg

I love my 6 baby creamsicle mollies and swordtail boy Nemo!
My Beloved Bettas -
John Lennon (a.k.a. John or Johnny) - Dark blue, green, and red VT male. R.I.P.
Opal - White, pink, and purple VT female.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 03:47 PM
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All I could see was black with a tiny orange light on your pic.
Measure it
What about water pram numbers for: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH
How long has the tank been set-up
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The tank has been set up for a while...since mid March.
I'll use a test strip to figure out the water qualities and things.

I love my 6 baby creamsicle mollies and swordtail boy Nemo!
My Beloved Bettas -
John Lennon (a.k.a. John or Johnny) - Dark blue, green, and red VT male. R.I.P.
Opal - White, pink, and purple VT female.
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