Have an aggressive fish story? What kind of fish & what actions did you take?
See now we are gonna hear the outta this world fish stories . I dont even know what I'd do if I witnessed such a thing.One time I watched as a Niger Trigger & Panther Grouper worked together to ambush a Picasso Trigger. Or at least it seemed that way to me. The Niger chased the Picasso through a cave, where the Panther was waiting just below the exit of the cave. As the Picasso exited the cave, the Panther lunged and ripped his entire stomach out.
Hate that he terrorized your tank. I had to rehome a Bristletooth that was villainous in my tank.I had a pixie hawk fish that was very aggressive.
I had read that they would eat ornamental shrimp that could fit in its mouth which I incorrectly assumed was referring to smaller shrimp like sexy shrimp.
But I was wrong, within 1-2 days of adding the hawk fish my large cleaner shrimp was dead and I walked out to see my tank in the morning and the hawk fish was continuing to nip at the shrimp.
At that point I figured I had ’d up with the shrimp warning but it seemed like it was fine with my other fish, just a bit territorial.
The next morning I walked out and saw that the hawk fish had somehow killed a banggai. I believe it charged the banggai and it got pulled too close to the power head because I found it on the power head intake…
I set up a secondary tank and started to remove the fish. I ultimately had to remove all the fish besides the hawk fish and once it was the last fish in the display I was able to bait it into an acclimation box
Fortunately I was able to rehome the hawk fish with @Jessican and they had the hawk fish with Ralph the mantis shrimp and I’ll link a video of them together below.
It was a very pretty but aggressive fish:
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This was a few years ago, but I suspect Jack Blenny was the guilty party in the overnight deaths of 2 royal grammas and 2 six-line wrasses I tried (none at the same time) adding to my 55 gallon reef. I'm pretty sure Jack considered all the rockwork his, except the coral banded shrimp overhang.
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They are pretty, yes, but I bought them (one at a time) on the advice of a salesperson. Can't recall the reason. Now that I know better, I'm not sorry they didn't make it!
- Six line - pretty fish.
- You had two - most hobbyist balk at one.
- Nice photo!