In my ignorance i put it down as adjusting/struggling with the new tank and co2 concentration. Hiding between the Cryptocoryne, 'flashing' upside down frequently, and darting around the tank in pairs or solo.What are you seeing as erratic behaviour?
Mine spawned frequently but no babies survived, fish were brilliant when spawning - and looked “joyful” rather than “skittish”
I’ve never had issue with black phantom aggression (though the red phantoms can be rather more belligerent- they are different species rather than just color variants despite the common name implication)With regards to Black phantoms, would they not be a possible problem with the associated nipping and slight aggression? Especially with shrimp?
Thanks Jay, I will add some more Harlequins to help calm them. The mc has pretty much melted away, few strands left. Not sure why it's melted TBH, but I have 2 more pots that I'm planning on using.Dont know how ive missed your updates mate I'd go 5% a week from now on till there at 100 % mate
Just a thought on fish ivee got 30 harlequins in my 1200 and there shoaling really well I'm now trying to decide what others to add and was thinking M kubotai to compliment the blue and red i do love the green of them hows the mc coming along has it recovered between the rock ?
Thank you, I will look into them, my LFS has them and seem to be a relatively decent supplier. Your knowledge of aquarium fish really is quite impressive.I’ve never had issue with black phantom aggression (though the red phantoms can be rather more belligerent- they are different species rather than just color variants despite the common name implication)
It’s not unusual to hear of more aggression issues with long time tank bred stock vs the wild stock (body shape often changes as well), so it’s possible your local black phantoms may have developed more of a “rep”
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Thanks, I'm more worried it's something I'm doing and whether I should replace them? Ive upped water changes during to remove excess waste.Not sure you can do anything about, I had that issue with my Anubias a few melted almost by half, the remainder has grown fine since. Just adjusting to your conditions, my buces did not melt though.