New here, but have been reading info on this forum for quite awhile!
Here's the setup:
Coralife T5 slim lights
CaribSea substrate on ends with aragonite sand in the middle
New plants, and adding more...(many different kinds)
3 pieces of large driftwood
pressurized CO2 setup, low tech with two 80g spongefilters
9 Beckford's (golden) Pencilfish
6 Red Belly Pristellas
2 Sparkling Gouramis
1 Albino Lyretail Bushynose Pleco (tiny baby
1 Ghostshrimp (planning on more shrimp...)
My pencilfish lived for several weeks in my 10 gallon tank where they colored up nicely and were very peaceful. I transferred them to the 75 one week ago. The largest male went full color in two days, totally stunning with red from nose to tail (the most colorful out of the bunch). Now he's become aggressive and seems to be herding everybody and anybody, to the point where some of the other pencils have lost color and are hiding. He actively seeks them out and tries to put them into the group. He occasionally chases the pristellas and gouramis too...
Is this normal behaviour? It seems kind of odd... I'm to the point where I'm ready to snag him out of there and put him back in the 10g, just to ease the stress off of everyone else.
Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated!
BTW, LOVE this forum LOL!