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Re: Need some help!

>>I agree with Peter. I had a single male Gambusia in a tank with fish
were all much larger than he was. Although, I rarely saw him bothering
other fish, many of them constantly had ripped fins, and these
sometimes developed fungus. After removing the little devil, all of
problems disappeared. Bottom line: never trust a mosquitofish.<<

Well I sat one day and really watched the tank and its members. I got
to noticing that the two small male Gambusia  (1/2 long) we constantly
following the two females. After a while I realized they were chasing
the females and nipping at her fins. I never saw them do that to
others but probably were! They are all now back at home in the huge
aquarium in my back yard (Tennessee River)

I am going to get some salt and add to the tank. Then I will catch
some more and see what happens. If I am injuring the fish it would
have to be with the dip net. I dip the fish and put them in a 5 gallon
bucket. When I transfer them to the tank I pour the contents slowly
into the tank. The only exception is when I am gathering minnows for
feeders and sometimes there are some Silversides in that. They get
dipped in with a net. BTW I noticed one still alive in my 60 gallon
the other day. He escaped being a meal and hides in the floating
plants. He seems to be healthy and just may make it!

Thanks for the input guys. While I hate killing fish I am enjoying
learning how to keep them too.

Jeff <*\\><
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