Originally Posted by fishykid1
Either the angels are pairing off or they are just fighting...hard to tell.
Some sources indicate they are just fighting for territory, but others are saying they're mating..
The pairs aren't set in stone i don't think. They seem like they're still jostling around for a spot.
Signs I'm seeing...
'popping' - sometimes I can see what looks to be the most dominant one popping infront of another one of the fish and flaring fins
flaring fins' - 2 of them are flaring fins and doing a little twitch type thing.
lip attacks... - sometimes 2 of them stand off and take turns tapping eachother under their mouth
fighting or pairing..?
Sounds like a little of both. Let nature take its course and you'll find out for sure. They wont hurt each other. Worst case scenario is they damage their lips a bit, maybe the scales on the side if they pick at each other, or sometimes they will damage fins on veil tails nipping at each other.
I have a black veil who's poor fin looks like it was put in a blender after another breeding pair in the tank chased him around beating him up during their spawn last week. It will be ok. Their wounds will all heal.