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well i had to remove my tern from my shoal and put him in a solitary 55 gal. for himself. he's just too mean. there's no such thing in a piranha, i know. he just was too antisocial and territorial and big and strong to risk him around my smaller p nats and p not and big piraya. don't get me wrong- i love him. he's totally brutal; but when i was in the room yesterday he must have fought every fish twice after starting with each one. that's it, i said. and he lost his shoal privliges. anyway, the rest of the shoal, five in all now, are getting along famously without the neighborhood bully. just to be me i added every fake plant i could find in my house to the pygo tank for a fun and low maint. jungle river effect. well, they love it and i have to say i do too. it'll probably only last until i vaccuum next but who cares? fake plants are easy to add and remove.
 

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I remember having one of those types of Terns....IMHO Terns start more sh*t and go after any other pygo I have ever had , But are also Almost as skittish as reds are but very Volitile in home aquaria....Go Figure .....LOL
 

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here's the abosolutely heinous chunk taken out of my smallest redbelly by the antisocial tern. when i saw this i knew he was getting out of hand and i was overcrowding the tank. anyway, this little guy went into a hospital tank with salt alone for a few days to convalesce and get his thoughts together. when i realized he was going to pull through and the wound was healing (he was a fat fish and huge eater for his size, that's all that saved him imo, the tern bite went through his belly and missed both fins and all vitals shockingly, the bite damaged one internal organ you could see, but it's healing fast and he's as active and colorful as ever. close call. i think his bulk is all that saved him, other wise that bite would have ended him. i'm very relieved as you can imagine) i added him back to his shoal and it's all good in the hood. you can make him out in the photo above on the left i think. anyway, with the tern in his own tank now, the fins and all that are healing and the fake plant jungle is jammin'
 

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actually, they loved the current when the powerhead was lower in the tank. swam into it all day long. i moved it up to get some major surface distubance and air flow in my tank. it's just another thing i toy with periodically to see what setups work for me. they don't like it enough to chill in front of it anymore, but they seem pleased with all the bubbles and o2 that's in the water so it's kind of an even trade off. i like the bubbly and choppy look too. imo rivers are often like that, fast moving surface water and places for fish to lurk on the bottom. i'm just trying to give my p's a shallow river sensation, see how they respond. so far they love it and tank agression (toward one another, food is still in big trouble) is way reduced. may stick with the setup a while. they're lurking and shoaling among the beautiful and exotic fake plants as i speak.
 

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Sorry to here that Rob. I guess lowering the temp did not calm his ass. Does he act brutal with the lights out, because when i had him and the tank was dark he just chilled. I guess his privileges are revoked till you get a 135 gallon.
 
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