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  1. Default A little trouble with native fish


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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 place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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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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    I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass 
    this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl 
    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 

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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 place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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