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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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WCMM Harassment

Is it normal for WCMM to harass each other often, for example: flaring and chasing. I have about 6 males and 6 females.
Can I keep WCMM with the Bloodfin tetra?
I have 12 WCMMs

I have a 20g long. I have my 6 bloodfins, 6 female WCMM and 6 male WCMM. My bloodfins do OK but my male WCMM's chase and harass every one in the tank. My bloodfins stay more in the back because of my male WCMM's. I have removed all the males for now and placed them into a container temp until I hear from you. I do have a spare 10g tank.

I keep my tank at 76F my heater does not come on in the tank since i keep it set low.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 08:12 PM
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mine do that all the time with each other but they leave other fish alone. i think it is normal
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mine do that all the time with each other but they leave other fish alone. i think it is normal
My neons exhibit the same behavior amongst each other, but as far as I can tell, they don't actually bite each other's fins.
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Common for most schooling/schoaling fish, but it's usually within their own hierarchy at those numbers.

Perhaps just don't keep as many males. That may give them more incentive to stick to their own kind if there's more females for each male to pay attention to...
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I had some WCMM in the past and they always seemed very playful with each other. It always looked like a follow the leader or catch me if you can kind of game they would play.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 40g with 12 Bloodfin Tetras and 11 WCMM. My WCMM are bothering my bloodfins by nipping them and chasing them constantly. My bloodfins don't come out much because of this.

I have removed all the WCMM and put them into a container temp by themselves. I need advice what to do with them now.

My Bloodfins seem much calmer and happier without these WCMM in the tank.

I did research on the WCMM and it says they only harass their own kind but that is not what I see in the tank.
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