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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Harlequin Rasboras Fighting ?

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I have a 10 Gal tank with 5 Rasboras in it, and recently my 2 males have been pretty consistently fighting, should I be worried or is this some kind of pre spawning thing ?
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By fighting, do you mean they're nipping each others fins? Or are they more displaying at each other? If it's the latter, it's just a dominance display, and probably nothing to worry about. If it's nipping, then keep an eye on the one that's the most nipped.

What type of rasboras do you have? I'm assuming harlequins.

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I have never heard of rasboras being nippy kinds of fish, at least not harlequins and their relatives. Unless you're seeing real damage, I should think this is just two makes competing for the females.

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Male rasboras, barbs, tetras often spar with each other. Not an issue unless your the weaker fish really seem stress or have damage done to them. And even some slight fin damage should heal quickly if the water quality is good.


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Well i guess it was some pre spawning fighting because they're spawning now haha. Thanks for your answers !
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