Theodore the Jerk

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by sheenalee, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. sheenaleeValued MemberMember

    So I've had theo for about two months now, and at first he was doing is own little fishy thing, now he's a Jerk. I have no idea why. From what I've observed he leaves my tetras alone (neon and glow light ) but he has it out for my cories.

    It's a 36 gallon bow front, fully cycled (with ammonia, stability, and almost a whole fresh a water test kit and about 6 weeks of looking into an empty tank) anyways it has live plants and lots of areas for my fishes to hide but man does he hate those cories

    1 pearl gourami
    8 neon tetras
    (Until today there where 8 glow lights until I moved them into my other tank, nothing to do with the situation)
    3 bronze cories *waiting till their babies get bigger to add them to the main tank with them*
    Apple snail
    Assassin snail

    Temp 73F

    Should I just rehome him? If I have to choose I like my cories more.


    Sorry it's a bit messy but tetras are hard to catch and I messed up the plants a bit.

    Dare I suggest getting him a harem? He seems to be jealous of the cories activities....
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  2. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Is Theo the gourami? If so, that's very unusual for a pearl to act aggressively towards corys. Neither of my pearls bother my corys. You've seen him nipping them?
  3. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Theo is the gourami? I'm assuming. There weird some are perfect gentleman others are jerks. I'd rehome him I can't see the corys starting with him. Put him in with some African chiclids (Mabee they can teach him some manners) Lol kidding
  4. sheenaleeValued MemberMember

    Yes he's the gourami, I'm pretty sure he is nipping them. They don't seem to have any damage but he sort of charges at them. Even stalks them through tunnels and if them swim even a little to far up from the substrate he pounces
  5. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Wow, I guess it's true that you can never predict things with fish no matter how peaceful the species is supposed to be. Maybe it's a good idea to rehome him then. Also, your temp was too cold for pearls anyway. They like it around 78.
  6. sheenaleeValued MemberMember

    Yea, I'll rehome him. I just don't get it the cories are so much bigger then the tetras but their invisible to him. Doesn't even bother the shrimps!
  7. Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Tetras are too fast for him to catch anyway .
  8. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    That sucks. They're such beautiful fish. :(
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