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Saturday I bought 4 peacocks and two haps all around 2 to 2.5 inches (all male). Tank is 75gal, wich had 1 S. Euterpus and 1 A. Hueseri (adult male). Placed the new guys in the tank and within a few all were hiding at the top behind the filters. I have a male adult S. Fryeri (iceburg) that has not got along with the Hueseri in the past, thinking this might work this time, because there are more fish, droped him in ...Well after the battels with one or the other having the upper hand at some point (and the tough guy at the moment chasing everyone else too) I pulled them and currently have them in my 20gal hospital tank with eggcrate to keep them apart.

Should I rehome them both or is there a chance one or both can be reintroduced into the tank? They are both very nice looking fish, hate to loose them.
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You pulled the hueseri and fryeri? Or did you mean you pulled the new ones?

Let the new ones settle in for awhile. If you're feeling really industrious, rearrange your aquascaping so that it's totally foreign to the old guys when you return them to the main tank.

Wait it out a couple of weeks before reintroducing them, if you can.

That's your best chance of making it work...

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Ya, I pulled the hueseri and fryeri, I will wait a few weeks and try it, they will be in lockdown till then. :lol:
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Time out doesn't always work, but it's worth a try when fish are involved that you really want to keep.

Do you plan on adding anymore fish to the tank? If so, I would do it while the terrorists are in time out.

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ROFLMAO...yes I want to add a few more haps and peacocks, very good point, I will try to get them asap.
 

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Good idea...That will give your new fish time to get their bearings before you put the bad boys back in, and bringing up the stock list may help put them in their places once you do return them.

Watch out for the jacobfriebergis, though...I've got one that belongs in time out with your two.

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