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There was an accident 4 weeks 2 days ago #71131

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I was cleaning the fish tank this afternoon and my blue cobue peacock managed to wedge himself between a rock and the back glass of the aquarium while I was vacuuming the gravel. When I walked around the tank getting ready to mix up the baking soda and salts, that's when I noticed him. It happened so fast.

He's gone. I can't believe it happened and how fast it happened. Happily eating brine shrimp this morning and dead the next.... He was healthy and absolutely nothing wrong with him.
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There was an accident 4 weeks 2 days ago #71133

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Wow!! So sorry! I know you said he got wedged between a rock & the glass, did he get crushed, his lack of movement or something else that caused him to die?
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There was an accident 4 weeks 2 days ago #71134

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Considering I had to move the rock to free him. I'm going to hazard to guess he sustained injuries and went into shock and died.

I still have his fry and the store do not currently have anymore cobues at the moment. I'm thinking of putting some of the fry into the main tank and start growing them out hoping to get another boy.
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2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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There was an accident 4 weeks 2 days ago #71136

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That su**** mate but accidents happen. Important is that you rearange the hardscape of your tank a Bit so that this can't happen again.


I learned that with my 120 Euro per exemplar Channa aurmanticulata. Channas are nutorious escapers. Of course the only male out of the group jumped. He escaped from the filter holes from the lid in the back, slided between wall and tank and died there. I of course noticed the miss may two or three days later and Fond him caused by the smell and the crazy cat that was interesed in something behind the tank.
That was an 100% by me caused and expensive error that could be prevented by just two pieces of filter foam Not even 1 Dollar worth and 2 minutes of work.
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There was an accident 3 weeks 6 days ago #71142

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Awe man that does suck! It's a risk we all assume with hardscape in our tanks. Tough to mitigate all pinch-points, etc.
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There was an accident 1 week 5 days ago #71178

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I've decided to sort some of the fry and attempt to get a new male that way. I'm starting to lean towards taking the females out and going all male in the tank.

Tonight I went into the pet store and they had some stuart granti hai reefs in the store, their more common name is the blue neon peacock cichlid. Which I was thinking about getting a male.

I spot a fry with a blue top fin, and on the spot said I want that male. They fished him out for me.

I now have a blue neon male blue peacock.

what do you guys think? Should I just go all male at this point?

The blood dragon has mated wiith one of my cobue females yesterday. She's holding but I'm not interested in keeping the fry from this batch.
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1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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There was an accident 1 week 5 days ago #71182

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What's your line of thinking about going all male? I know nothing about peacocks.
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There was an accident 1 week 5 days ago #71183

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an over stocked all male tank will temper down aggression issues because there are no females to fight over. It's also depending on the fish personality. some males will just step back to the dominant male.

If I get rid of the blood dragon, the blood dragons can be the more aggressive peacock, it's possible he really needs to go
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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