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kolokotron
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PostSubject: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:55 am

All i have as tank mates to a lone lf alb is a few pristellas,

The brisltely spends more and more time hiding,

Initially it would cruise around on the glass and everywhere, now I never see it

I think the pristellas are pecking at the flowing fins, I plan on removing them.

Would this be a fair assumption
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:11 am

Sounds about right to me.
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:33 am

Are you seeing any actual fin damage kolokotron?
Or has your albino just taken to hiding?
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Fairly confident theres some damage,

Bit hard to see him now and he very rarely " opens up" for a decent look
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:00 pm

kolokotron
Just wondering how many tetras do you have in the tank with the albino?
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:01 pm

Only three pristellas and 1 alb lf in a 5 ' tank Embarassed

Ive got 4 more lf alb coming,

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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:41 am

Is it possible that adding a few more tetras will diffuse the aggression?
From what I understand tetras are happiest in schools of 5+, perhaps rather than getting rid of them adding a few more might diffuse the fin nipping behaviour? Some one else may have more experience with pristella tetras cause I have had them and never seen fin nipping, which is not to say they are not capable of it.
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PostSubject: Re: fin pickers   Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:45 am

I initially had an large school of them and a larger school of neons in a community tank setup.
The angels I had at the time as small as they where eventually made short work of most of them.

When I went shopping around for some bristlenose for the community tank and spotted the albino lf, quickly decided I want to breed these stunners.

Got rid of all my community fish except the 3 remaining pristellas and an enormous brood of mystery snails.

The pristellas have now been removed. Laughing

Set up now consists of 1 x 400lt 5 ft tank
w/ a few hundred ( approx ) mystery snails and 1 male lf alb bristlnose.
I have 4 at about 4/5cm coming in the next week or so,
So if anyone in adelaide has a lf alb female for him I am interested ( hope that requests not outta line Mr Mods ) Embarassed



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