So I have a community tank, about 15 gal, with 5 females, some shrimp, a baby pleco and 4 neon tetras.
One of the females, my oldest named Hera, is pretty aggressive. She was in her own gallon tank for a long time, but I was hoping all the females would be able to be in the tank together, so I acclimated and added her in. She does fine with almost all the other girls; a bit of posturing here and there, but nothing terrible. She doesn't mind the tetras at all, nor the shrimp.
BUT she harasses one of the girls, a blue VT named Artemis. Poor Artemis got her fins all ripped up. I pulled Artemis out for now, put her in my "hospital tank".
My question is this; should I remove Hera from the big tank? My guess is with Artemis out, she'll find someone else to pick on. But she LOVES the big tank so much I'd hate to take her out.
On the other hand, I could leave her there, try to heal Artemis and bulk her up, then put her back in the tank.
So what do I do with Hera? she's colored like a Wild Type, so I wonder if she's just naturally more aggressive. Artemis deserves to be in the tank just as much as Hera, and she gets along with everyone else without trouble.
But what can I do?? I'll take any suggestions. Though I don't really have the money to afford another tank, especially one bigger than a 1 or 2 gallon....