Is this normal?

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Well this morning I got up to feed my Firemouths and as I was watching some of them eat, I noticed 1 of the fry was attacking another fry and in a matter of seconds, killed it. Is this normal at all!? I started with about 250 fry last week and now I think I'm at 150 fry. I've been feeding them 4 times a day with 20% water changes every 3 days.
 

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yes I is common its just they matter of life some fish do this inorder to keep the quality of the brood up
 
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ok thanks :]
 

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It's competition for food, and ensures the survival and development of the stronger and healthier fish. Birds often lay two eggs as an insurance policy, and the stronger of the two chicks will kill the other either with it's beak or by pushing it out of the nest. Tiger sharks carry their developing babies, and the the strongest will eat the rest from within the womb.
 
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Thanks! I thought I was doing something wrong. This is a relief lol
 
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