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    Ok, came home from school to find a Glowlite tetra suctioned to my filter. Noooooo!! His tail and fins have been nipped off and he cant swim. He is still breathing, what should I do??? Can I help the little guy???

    If this little one dies, I only have 6 left :((

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    What are your tank parameters, Demi? How long has the tank been set up and what filtration do you have?
    I suspect the angelfishes nipped off the Glowlight's fins, and unable to swim, couldn't resist the pull of the filter inflow. Glowlights are so torpedo-shaped that angels of any size will pick at them and outright eat the tetras when the angels are adults. The Cichlids can't resist fish that size and shape.

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    Well... I think I know why the Angelfish nipped at the little guy... Er.. 1 of my pairs of Angels has had their first batch of eggs on the driftwood. Their are like 500+ eggs 0_o I didn't notice until just before... Do you think that is why???

    My Angelfish are never mean to the Glowlyts, but I have noticed last time a tetra died it was when their was eggs too..

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    Absolutely.They get very territorial when mating.Your tetras don't stand much of a chance.
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    Darn. They are pretty safe because they are usually always swimming around under the driftwood - where the Angels can't fit under. The Angels eggs were eaten during the night, not suprised though, as its this pairs first batch. The other pair who have had 3 batches already are cleaning the plants/etc. Looks like we have more eggs coming.

    I'm going to get much more plants and caves and stuff to give my tetras a chance against my breeding Angels. I kinda blame my LFS for this. Usually they are VERY knowledgable. But they did tell me that the Angels would not hurt the Tetras at all :((

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    But what should I do for the tetra??? He is still alive, is their anyway I can help him survive???

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    Its your decision.Do you think he'll make it.
    If it was stuck to the filter, that usually means they are too weak.
    I don't think I have ever had one live after that,not for long.
    Put it in a small bag with some water and a bit of vodka and place it in the freezer.Throw it out on garbage day or bury it or compost.Do not flush your fish.
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    Doubt he'll make it. He can't swim without his fins.

    Angels do best in pairs in their own tank or they can get pretty mean with others and even meaner once they have babies to protect.

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    Hi,
    Yes it sound like your Breeding Angels are responsible. Your tank is 42 gallons? How many Angels do you have in it?

    And it is a shame that the LFS did not tell you about the small Tetras and Angels. But their is a solution. Before you buy fish do your research. Then you wont have as much problem in future.

    I have never had a fish survive after its fines where nipped of. So I would IMO put the fish out of it's misery. It is a shame that things happen like this.

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    If the tetra is still alive, maybe put it in a small container and wait. He prob won't make it, but maybe give him a go.

    Best of luck Demi!
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