Friday, August 23, 2013

Well this morning has been a trying time of fish wars! And thankfully all has ended well. :) As we wait for Faith to complete her quarantine we have additional fish that were donated to this project. Two Centropyge joculators (Jaws, the Jersey joc and Connie from Connecticut) as well as a bonded pair of Centropyge acanthops (not named yet if anyone has suggestions). Because they have been in captivity and came from very good homes their quarantine period was shorter. Three of the fish had lived together previously and today I tried to introduce all four fish into the same tank in the hopes that they could all get along. I have had positive results doing this in the past, but not today! Here is a video taken minutes after the introduction.

The tension mounts....

So the species were devided and here we have Jaws and connie. Connie is putting up with Jaws and letting him know by her posture that he can be the dominant fish.

Here they have settled down a bit. I've added my pair of mandarins as tank mates as they are a calming influence.

And here is the C. acanthhops pair. They have moved into a short term apartment and will be upgraded soon.

All fish have calmed down and ate this afternoon. It will be a while before Jaws and Connie are mature enough to spawn. The acanthops pair will most likely spawn sooner. And next weekend is when Faith meets Fabio. So tune in again!

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