Fish massacre - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 20
Fish massacre

Hello, my fish here decided that he disagrees with me getting ghost shrimp and an Otto cat for my tank. Most of the shrimp got attacked and the Otto died. Any help on what he is or why this would happen? He's been fine with ghosts in the past. (Picture on my phone stand by)
bfensty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 20
I know this is a pretty bad pic, but he swims to fast and the phone cant take pictures fast enough
bfensty is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:47 AM
Algae Grower
 
NCSteve's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 142
Fish massacre

Looks like a blue ram. I have 2 in my tank with tetras, Corys and ghost shrimp and they've never bothered any of them
NCSteve is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:10 AM
Newbie
 
thelub's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Washington
Posts: 1,983
Rams are a social animal. Maybe he's pissed he doesn't have a buddy? Or you might just have a bad apple. It happens sometimes.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
thelub is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:12 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Bserve's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angleles, CA
Posts: 762
It's a German Blue Ram. I have 2 also (1 male and 1 female) and mine have eaten a couple of my shrimplets before, but I guess that was because I took out their hidey place. If you want to try again with shrimp, get them a place to hide first. I recommend either a Java Moss clump or some low-cut Water Wisteria with broad leaves. I hope this helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bserve is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 20
The ones he attacked were very small and he hasn't bothered the larger ones, perhaps that's why, he just doesn't like small fish
bfensty is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 04:27 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Ashnic05's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 528
If you want to keep smaller shrimp, add more hides and maybe a mate for your GBR. More plant cover would help too.

“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ashnic05 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 04:52 AM
Algae Grower
 
Tinder's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: York PA
Posts: 110
I don't know if that's a gbr, the body looks right but they are not known for swimming fast a lot and the eye is not red.


Posted from Plantedtank.net App for Android
Tinder is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 05:18 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
hunterlook's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 515
It's not a GBR by any means. If it's a Ram at all, it would be more along the lines of a Bolivian or gold. In my opinion, it looks like a very stressed out Bolivian Ram although it may just be the picture quality. It looks like there's a very faint black stripe through the eye but it's difficult to tell. What's your water temp, hardness and other params?

Also, is his "fast" swimming sporadic? Like he's almost spazzing out rather than swimming at a consistently fast pace?

Last edited by hunterlook; 04-11-2013 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Info
hunterlook is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Clemsons2k's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 607
What size is the tank? He may have felt his territory was being invaded.

10G - Low Tech Planted [ Chocolate Neos, MTS, Tracked Nerite / Anubias Nana, Windelov Java Fern, Water Wisteria, Dwarf Sag ]
29G - Non Planted Native Tank [ Creek Chub, Yellowfin Shiners, MTS / Water Wisteria ]
Clemsons2k is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:14 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
zackariah's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 510
Re: Fish massacre

Yeah I don't think its a ram either the colorsdo not seem right. But odd coloratins are not un heard of. More pics will help with Id. If it is determined to be a ram. Get a couple more. This may calm the fish down.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zackariah is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:05 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: canton,michigan
Posts: 225
what size is the tank and how long has it been set up? also not sure adding a female is a good idea, if they mate dont they just get even more territorial?
zoo minsi is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:11 PM
Surrounded by Blyxa
 
TexasCichlid's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,518
Almost looks like a young victorian cichlid of some sort to me if he is swimming fast and is aggressive. That's not typical ram behavior.

He almost looks like a stressed kribensis cichlid



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by TexasCichlid; 04-11-2013 at 02:27 PM. Reason: .
TexasCichlid is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome