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    Question Ideal Tank Boss ?

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    Before i go ahead and adress the isue at hand i want to say this. Im kind of attached to my current tank boss because when i first stocked this tank ihad a deadly spike that killed everyone except him so i took him to my LFS so they can hold him until my tank was ready again. When my tank was ready i added him first so he was in the tank for about a few hours before the rest of the stock. Now i have 19 in the tank hes still the boss but he wont leave anyone alone and 90% of the fish are on one side of the tank i dont want to jump to any conclusions because i just added 5 yesterday so he may just be letting the other fish know whos boss. If this continues is it safe to say i will have to get rid of him ? Or is there anything i can do to stop him ? already rearranged the rocks. Thanks.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Left Side of The Tank

    Right Side Of The Tank
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    I still think you need more rock and to stack the rock to establish hiding areas IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
    I still think you need more rock and to stack the rock to establish hiding areas IMO.
    Exactly, The rocks you have now are doing nothing to allow them to establish territories or break up sight lines.
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    My survivor(Tank Boss) is the only one pushing them to one side of the tank regardless of sight lines if one of them appears on that side of the tank he will chance them back to the other side. Im not a fan of stacking rocks because you need 100's of lbs and all those crevices and such become irrelevant once they get too big to hide in them and i want them to have as much swimming space as possible. The reason i got peacocks and not mbunas was to avoid having tons of rock. I read and was told Peacocks are free swimmers and dont care too much for caves and such did i read wrong ?
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    I'm with you on more rock and caves and broken sight lines also. rearranging the rocks wouldn't do much as there are no real natural territory there just one big one. I don't think you will need to get rid of him. just add more rocks or make piles of rocks with maybe some plastic plants in between each one. anything that stops him being able to see the others will work.

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    When it comes to fish, especially cichlids, what you want doesn't matter. Those fish live in rocky areas and require rock scapes. You can make all the excuses and talk about your preferences all you want, the fact is, if you don't give them what they need you will continue to have problems. End of story.
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