5 girls in a 10gal tank with lots of hiding places- I had to remove 1 initially because she was too aggressive but I put her back in about 18 hours ago and she's less aggressive, but she is reasserting herself as the alpha. Everyone is doing ok with it, letting her have her way, but this morning I did notice some tail nips on Cleo, the last in the pecking order.
How much nipping should I tolerate? Should I let them fight a little until they get it sorted out, ie give them a couple days? Or would you remove her since she did inflict some injury to one.
I hate to remove either of them (the nipper or the nipped) b/c adding them back means the process starts over again... Right now i'm keeping the water pristine and using stress coat and IAL to promote healing for the those that get nipped.