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Peacock Male dancing a lot with tank Boss

Postby Urban007 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:18 pm

I have a OB peacock he’s the tank boss unless my red empress have something to say about it Anyway I have this only male peacock full colored confirmed male he does the mating dance with the tank boss all the time the boss gets really aggressive pushing away all my fish to the corner is this normal? I didn’t have another tank before but now I do should I relocate him?
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Re: Peacock Male dancing a lot with tank Boss

Postby DJRansome » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:55 pm

The mating dance looks very similar to aggression...you are seeing aggression if both fish are confirmed males.

It is common for all-male tanks to need some swapping out of fish until you get a peaceful mix where most fish are colored.

Sometimes they will work it out but if there are injuries and/or the victim fish cannot swim about the tank eventually, you may have to rehome one of them.
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