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Old 03-03-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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I have a fish tank which originally held 4 fish. Now it has 2. It seems one of the surviving fish is eating pieces out of the other fish. This is odd because the fish is a danio, which is typically a community fish that gets along with other fish. The fish he ate this morning was a male betta, which is an aggressive fish. I can't believe my aggressive fish (who incidentally made a good tank mate) let himself get eaten by a non-aggressive fish.

So anyway... I have two fish left: one is this aggressive danio; the other is a female betta whom he tried to eat once before, but I seperated the betta and let her heal in a separate tank. How would you guys handle this? I want to get more fish to rebuild my population, but I don't want the danio to take bites out of them. I also don't want to maintain a separate tank with just the offending fish in it. I'm further not too keen on just killing it. What would you guys do?
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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Buy a pirhana. Problem solved.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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I have a fish tank which originally held 4 fish. Now it has 2. It seems one of the surviving fish is eating pieces out of the other fish. This is odd because the fish is a danio, which is typically a community fish that gets along with other fish. The fish he ate this morning was a male betta, which is an aggressive fish. I can't believe my aggressive fish (who incidentally made a good tank mate) let himself get eaten by a non-aggressive fish.

So anyway... I have two fish left: one is this aggressive danio; the other is a female betta whom he tried to eat once before, but I seperated the betta and let her heal in a separate tank. How would you guys handle this? I want to get more fish to rebuild my population, but I don't want the danio to take bites out of them. I also don't want to maintain a separate tank with just the offending fish in it. I'm further not too keen on just killing it. What would you guys do?
What size are we talking here?
Anyways, I'd kill it, filet it and give it to the neighbours, as I absolutely despise anything that came from the sea/a river.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:03 AM   #4
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Zebra Danios are schooling fish.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:04 AM   #5
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wtf???? a danio killed a beta? Sounds like you have an alpha danio... BAAAHAHAHHAHAHA
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:04 AM   #6
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p.s. get tank seperator so he can't get to the other fish...don't kill it....the whole thing sounds fishy to me
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:04 AM   #7
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"Fishsticks" for $1000 alex.....
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:05 AM   #8
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:08 AM   #9
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Can't you get something to partition the tank?
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:11 AM   #10
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:13 AM   #11
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Bring it to the store you brought it from. The aquarium stores I used to frequent had aggressive tanks they'd keep returns in.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:14 AM   #12
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make it adapt to life on land
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:14 AM   #13
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Partitioning the tank isn't really an option due to the tank setup. I'm seriously leaning towards flushing it. I don't think I'm willing to risk the lives of my other fish and future fish. Ahh, it's tough to play god sometimes.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:15 AM   #14
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Can't you get something to partition the tank?

Yeah, but they're a pain in the butt.

See if your local pet store wants it back. When I used to have a few tanks every so often I'd get a fish that wasn't cooperative and I'd return it. My local pet store took them happily, though they didn't refund me or anything. Still, better than just killing it.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:16 AM   #15
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poke it with a stick once in a while, teach it who's boss.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:17 AM   #16
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Call animal control - those 'Pit Danios' have been rumored to turn on and kill thier owners.

On the other hand, congradulation on having a reliable watch-fish.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:17 AM   #17
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:18 AM   #18
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Partitioning the tank isn't really an option due to the tank setup. I'm seriously leaning towards flushing it. I don't think I'm willing to risk the lives of my other fish and future fish. Ahh, it's tough to play god sometimes.
Aww, don't flush the fish. Poor fishy

Ask any friends and see if they want to adopt it.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:18 AM   #19
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Yeah, but they're a pain in the butt.

You're putting it in the wrong tank.

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Old 03-03-2006, 10:18 AM   #20
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Yeah, but they're a pain in the butt.

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Old 03-03-2006, 10:19 AM   #21
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wtf?

zebra danios agressive?

wow, mine are very peaceful
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:23 AM   #22
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I have asked this very same question before. In fact, I was so fed up with the fish's behavior, that I went straight to asking "How do I beat my fish?" Cause he was a very, very bad fish.

So bad in fact, that he took it upon himself to eat the face off another one of my fishes. Which lived for a good two days with no face, I took pictures, tried to freeze him, he just wouldnt die, everyone had a great time overall....

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beat me to it...its beta as sushi
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I have asked this very same question before. In fact, I was so fed up with the fish's behavior, that I went straight to asking "How do I beat my fish?" Cause he was a very, very bad fish.

So bad in fact, that he took it upon himself to eat the face off another one of my fishes. Which lived for a good two days with no face, I took pictures, tried to freeze him, he just wouldnt die, everyone had a great time overall....

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Old 03-03-2006, 10:26 AM   #25
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just dont feed or clean it and let it die, then flush him when hes already dead. easier for you
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