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Old September 26th 05, 01:22 PM
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"Gill Passman" wrote in message
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matt wrote:
"Gill Passman" wrote in message
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Hey, i've had 2 yellow labs be "murdered" in my tank too. I originally
came to this NG to find out what happened to the first, but found out it
was one of my demasoni's picking on him. I bought a larger one to
repalce him, but the second one died, leaving just hte larger one. So
far he's been ok. He's about a 1/2" larger than the others. All the
labs were larger than the demasonis. THis week he killed yet another
fish. I'm not sure what to do about this agressive fish. In any case,
the yellow labs are on the less agressive side, and having a larger one
seems to help.

I remember that posting. Weren't you thinking of swopping out the

I swapped out the aggressive demasoni and my tank is much happier. In
fact, i'm not even sure which is the dominate. the two demasonis have
the same color. In any case, no one is picking on anyone.


Glad to hear you problem got sorted :-)

My two seem to have drawn up an imaginary line across the tank which only
gets crossed for feeding time or chasing of one of the others. In fact we
have observed one of them herding all the other fish into the other one's
half of the tank. The ragged female is making a good recovery and starting
to grow her tail back...


lol, that's the thing I love about mbuna tanks, it's an ongoing soap opera
) We had a 100g mbuna tank at the store (display only, mostly), and
everytime a fish was added or removed, it would take them about 3 days to
re-establish their pecking order and real-estate ownership, and those 3 days
were very 'interesting' ;~).