Re: NANFA-- New territory...or what?

Lions Lark (
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 19:31:51 -0400

Turn off the lights or make it as dim as possible for the first day, add
some stress coat & feed them very little if at all for a day or two. I try
to fatten fish up before transferring to new aquariums. They should
(hopefully) all calm down after a couple of days. Could you have picked out
all the spawning males? They are friskier this time of's a
territory/established school order thing.

How is this tank different from the ones at home? Temp.? Plants? Hiding

Some of my fish-sticklebacks & darters stop attacking all the new
reflections they see of themselves over time but they still act freaky every
once in a awhile. I've seen lots of aggression but little injury. Maybe if
there's one aggressor he could be removed.

Otherwise- GOOD LUCK!

Let us know how it turns out!


>Hi Gang
> I have been conditioning a tank at work for a few weeks getting it
>ready for fish. Today, I brought in the fish from several tanks at home, in
>2's & 3's. All of these species live together in various combinations at
>the house with no problems. However, once I put them into the new tank,
>most of them showed semi-aggressive behavior within an hour, and have kept
>it up most of the day. Is this their way of establishing new territory, or
>just a stress reaction to the transport, or what? It sure is strange.
>Thanks for any insights.
>Steven A. Ellis
>Kennesaw, GA

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