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    0 Not allowed!
    So we finished off our stocking on our tank last night with two GBR's. Prior to this we had the fish in my siggie. We were assured that the rams would be peaceful and the only time to worry and keep an eye on them is during spawning. From what I can tell they aren't even paired at this point. The girl stays in the front of the tank all the time and the boy has stayed hidden behind our large rock. We have had zero issues behavior related the entire life of our tank even with having out betta. We dripped them for an hour and a half last night before putting them in. I watched them all night long and things were great. I woke up this morning to a dead neon tetra. When I pulled him out he had two large chunks missing from his abdomen and was missing an eyeball. I can only speculate it was one of our new GBR's.

    I have been watching them all day and have seen zero aggression in the tank. I am worried it will wait until nighttime and strike again. I am NOT cool with losing fish. They look awesome but now I'm passed off. That neon was actually one of our favorites because he had a bump on his mouth that allowed him to stand out and be recognizable in the tank.

    Thoughts? Should we take them back today or is there anything we can do to prevent this? I am so lost right now.
    40 gallon FW -1 male halfmoon betta named Max, 2 GBR's (Peter and Lois) who better clean up their act, 11neon tetras (damn GBR's killed one), 12 black neon tetras, 2 assassin snails, and 1 albino BN pleco named Tiberius.

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    Yes, they are one of the less aggressive species of cichlid but still a cichlid, and cichlids are unpredictable and aggressive fish. This is what you should have been told, not that they are peaceful. You were probably told they were one of the more peaceful cichlid.

    If you are not prepared for the possibility of losing more fish (at this point it may or may not happen) then return the rams. I don't know what your tank looks like but it might help if you added more driftwood and plants to give the rams something to claim as their territory.
    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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    He didn't say they were more peaceful he flat out said we would have nothing to worry about at all. My tank looks like my avatar. I have been watching and the male is trying to come out from behind the rock but the female keeps chasing him away. At least I think it is the female. It is the least colorful of the two. We have a 40 gallon, but it is a 40 tall. Do you think there isn't enough ground space since the majority of the volume is vertical and not horizontal. Hubby gets home soon. I guess we will talk and see how much of a risk we are willing to take.
    40 gallon FW -1 male halfmoon betta named Max, 2 GBR's (Peter and Lois) who better clean up their act, 11neon tetras (damn GBR's killed one), 12 black neon tetras, 2 assassin snails, and 1 albino BN pleco named Tiberius.

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    1 Not allowed!
    I think you need to add more plants and driftwood to create hiding places and territories for the fish to use and claim.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I think you need to add more plants and driftwood to create hiding places and territories for the fish to use and claim.
    +1 to the above post

    This will certainly increase your chances of success by a lot and is not all that expensive.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I agree, need hiding spots

    However... the rams might not have been the death of the neon... that could have just happened... if you lost more than 1 then sure, but only one could just be bad timing

    The chunks missing will happen with many dead fish b/c the other fish make a snack out of the body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenalee View Post
    I have been watching and the male is trying to come out from behind the rock but the female keeps chasing him away. At least I think it is the female. It is the least colorful of the two. .
    Is there a possibility of pictures of the two?
    I say this because my female is more colourful than my male especially when spawning (bright pink belly).
    But as the others said, adding more hiding places and creating more territories would be a good idea if you intend to keep them.
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    Ok, so I forgot that we have added driftwood since my avatar so here is a current tank pic as well as a pic of each one. I think the first fish is my boy and the second is my girl. uploadfromtaptalk1396551587196.jpguploadfromtaptalk1396551606888.jpguploadfromtaptalk1396551656066.jpg
    40 gallon FW -1 male halfmoon betta named Max, 2 GBR's (Peter and Lois) who better clean up their act, 11neon tetras (damn GBR's killed one), 12 black neon tetras, 2 assassin snails, and 1 albino BN pleco named Tiberius.

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    That would be crazy timing because there have been zero signs of sickness in that fish. I just find it hard to believe he would up and die the same night we brought home the new fish. Maybe we could just return the aggressive female. Would a single GBR be okay? The male seems really timid and the female seems so dang assertive even with him.
    40 gallon FW -1 male halfmoon betta named Max, 2 GBR's (Peter and Lois) who better clean up their act, 11neon tetras (damn GBR's killed one), 12 black neon tetras, 2 assassin snails, and 1 albino BN pleco named Tiberius.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Yes, they are one of the less aggressive species of cichlid but still a cichlid, and cichlids are unpredictable and aggressive fish. This is what you should have been told, not that they are peaceful. You were probably told they were one of the more peaceful cichlid.
    Can we get the above quote made into a sticky?
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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