I just got two algea eaters to live with my two bettas. they are in a 2.5 gal tank, and after I cleaned the tanks I put the algea eater in first.
However when I put my betta fish (Zeke in this case) he circled around the other little one and nipped at him, once he did that the algea eater ran away.
I watched them for a few minutes and everytime Zeke gets near the little algea eater his gills start to flare, somtimes he'll nip at him, others he chases him around the tank for a second then goes back to swimming like he normally does
I have since taken him out to write this post, I do not want the little algea eater killed
should i try to reintroduce zeke later? or take the algea eaters back to petsmart?