Angelfish Nipping Other Angelfish

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I purchased 5 Angelfish at the same time from the same company, they were shipped. They are all just about the same size, but the smallest one I have caught nipping at the fins of the other Angelfish. Should I remove him from the tank? He doesn't seem to be playing well with others... Or is this stress related - they arrived on Tuesday?

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Is there any "real" damage being done or just chasing and pecking? Angelfish are cichlids after all and will establish who's gonna be boss in the tank Is the tank cycled?
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MSteel, I just wanted to say that your dogs are TRULY beautiful!
 
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Thanks for replying! The tank is cycled, I just noticed the nipping, not due to damage just activity. Maybe they are feeling things out...
Jessica
 
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THANK YOU! They are my pride and joy! :)


Isabella said:
MSteel, I just wanted to say that your dogs are TRULY beautiful!
 

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I have no doubt they are! I can easily see how much work you must be putting into their care. They look so clean, healthy, and generally well cared for. Really wonderful dogs
 
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It appears I was alarmed for no reason. ;D It must have been a stress related behavior since they had just been shipped to me. As of now all five are schooling together quite nicely. I do notice some pairing in a general sense and of course my favorite hasn't paired off. HA!

A couple of them are getting the most beautiful orange coloration on their bodies and fins, they were ghostly white when they arrived last Wednesday.

Thank you so much!
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I am glad your Angels are doing well If you ever need any help again, don't hesitate to ask.
 
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