Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

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Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by ks3r » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:54 pm

I have recently added one orange chromide to my brackish tank.
I already had a figure 8 puffer in there, and all seemed to be fine.
My puffer is incredibly docile, and he lived with Dalmatian Mollies, so I wasn't worried about the aggression from him. But I noticed this morning that this orange chromide is being very aggressive, and keeps chasing my puffer, even biting him few times.
The puffer is just constantly on the run.
I thought these chromides are meant to be peaceful fish suitable for community tanks -_-
Has anyone else experienced this? Will the aggression die down? Or should I take back the chromide??
Tank space is not an issue, there's only 2 of them in a 160L tank

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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:02 am

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Do you know Orange chromides are cichlids? Are there lots of broken lines of sight?
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by ks3r » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:45 am

Yes I am aware they are cichlids, and I did my research but they all suggested that it's pretty safe bet.

Tank is heavily planted, with lots of rocks as well.

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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:13 am

Yes, but cichlids are known for aggression. Maybe add more than 1, to disburse the issue.
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by ks3r » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:55 am

Another Chromide or Another F8?

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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:47 am

Are those 2 the only fish in your 160?
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by ks3r » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Yes

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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:06 pm

Well then, you have room for lots more fish!
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by hadla » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 am

Yeah, maybe a few more cichlids so they’ll “play” with each other and leave poor puff alone!
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by eieio » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:11 am

hadla wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 am
Yeah, maybe a few more cichlids so they’ll “play” with each other and leave poor puff alone!
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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by ks3r » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 am

Thanks everyone for their input, but I did not want to risk anything so I've decided to take him back to LFS.

What do you guys think it will be the best tank mates?

I've had mollies in there once, but they just bred like crazy... I expected the new born fries to be snacks but my puffer left them alone....

I've also kept BBG before with pea puffers, but I always found it difficult to feed them.. what food can i feed them that's readily available?

I was thinking of adding another figure 8, some celebes rainbows, and maybe BBG if I can get some good idea on how to feed them without their food getting snatched by hungry puffers.

Also, I'm not sure how my current puffer will behave if he has to share his tank. Any thoughts?

Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks guys :)

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Re: Help - Aggressive Orange Chromide

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:32 am

Good ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1658
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