ive recently set up up a 35lt tank to try and keep and breed some h.formosa once the tank was cycled ect i added 3 males and six females (3 males added 2 weeks before the 6 females) since then the tank has been a total war zone. the famales are fighting and chasing each other non stop,most of what i have read says that they are peacefull in the main with maybe the odd little scrap here and there but mine are super aggresive towards each other. four of the said females seem to have small territorys and defend there area of the tank very strongly. there colours wash out and they attack any of the others that get to close.
has anyone else noticed this with h.formosa females? ive asked around on a couple of the uk forums and everyone says its far from normal.
can anyone offer any advise as to why my hets are the way they are or how to stop there agressivness?
I got hets about two months ago and was expecting a nice peaceful tank. Instead one of my large females was torpedoing across the tank and ramming my other large female. And then she went after the other smaller hets. Yee gads, I thought she was going to bully and kill them all!
It took a little while but eventually everyone settled down and now I have a nice tank of peaceful fish. The males will spar with each other but that only last for a few minutes.