It's day one of having all the girls in there! There were a few nasty little fights last night, but it seems to have calmed down. 3 of the 5 are now pretty submissive. Only 2 are still duking it out, but one is a loner and is fine unless provoked. We'll see how it goes. :) As promised, here are my photos. Driftwood is going in today!
Big Bertha (was a bit beat up already when we got her):
Mabel (as you can see, she had a nasty fight. Ruby took that one chunk out in one shot as Mabel was running away):
Erie and her reflection (potential dominant):
Mabel & Big Bertha:
Ruby (potential dominant, but a loner/hider):
Mabel and Red (they're attention seekers.. so cute!):
Erie and Ruby face off:
How long does the fight for dominance usually take? How much damage is too much? Ruby & Big Bertha were in pretty rough shape when we got them. Their cups were a disaster and their fins looked like they had been nibbled (though they were housed separately... dunno how that works).