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  1. #1

    Default Whose nipping my L200?

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    I jave noticed little bits taken out of the tail fin of my L200. Other tank mates are 10 black skirt tetras, 3 small firemouth cichlids and 1 serpae tetra. The serpae has been known to be nippy as he seems to have killed off the rest of his school, but he stays on the right side of the tank and the L200 stays on the left. 2 of the firemouths like to hang around the driftwood were the L200 resides, and the black skirts just sort of go all over the place, they don't seem to nippy just the ocasional slit in a fin.. So who do you think it is?

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    It really could be any of those... least likely would be the black skirts since their in a school.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

  3. #3


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    Probably just tore his tail on a piece of wood or decor. I would give it some time to heal and just make sure it isn't getting any worse.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    If it is stressed a fish is most likely nipping on it. It it is acting normal, it most likely injured itself. Check the driftwood and rock in your tank to see potential ways it could of got hurt.

  5. #5


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    There aren't really any sharp edges in may tank, and it is more little pieces taken out of the tail rather than slits. Also she doesn't seem to be stressed at all. Here is a picture:

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    The tail does look a bit tattered, but I doubt any of the fish that you're keeping with him are nipping at it. Pleco are pretty quick getting out of the way and if he felt really threatened would probably protect himself pretty well. You might try doing more frequent water changes to keep the tank extra clean so the tail can heal up.

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much, just observe how the others act and if they are keeping to themselves, it was probably just a mere accident on the plecos part. I have plecos in my pond that live in the same cave as a large blue lobster and they are fine; plecos are some pretty tough fish. Take Taurus' advice as well and everything should be fine.

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