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    Hey yall, this is my first time posting on here. Ive had a little experience with tropical fish but decided to start a native Texan aquarium. I have a few green sunfish, a red ear turtle, and two largemouth bass. Both around 4 inches and one was added yesterday. The largemouth I added yesterday has decided he rules the middle of the aquarium and will nip at anything that gets close. Hes acting like a bedded bass but is too young for that. The other largemouth used to be very active and was a vibrant green with very distinct black spots and stripes but ever since I added the new largemouth he has stayed in a corner and become very pale. He still moves around and eats but just seems defeated. Its only been 24 hours since I added the second largemouth and I'm closely watching them but Im starting to wonder if it was a mistake to add the second. I know bass become territorial when they are bigger and older but these two are very young and bass tend to school up when their still young. Any suggestions?

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    Remove the 2nd bass. He has already claimed much more of the tank than there is room and the aggression will only get worse as the fish age.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Got it. Hes gone

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    Could it be just that individual fish that was so aggressive or would any largemouth have done that? I wanted to have more than one largemouth but now obviously have my doubts

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    How big is the tank? Could be there just isn't enough room for an additional fish.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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