View Full Version : Smallest wild Heckel is being a jerk

01-25-2014, 06:02 PM
He bullied the bigger Heckels in the QT, had to move them and he still bullies others, not just the wild Heckels. And they're all bigger than he (or she)!


01-25-2014, 09:33 PM
That's typical discus behavior. As long as it's not stressing the other fish out to the point that they're not eating or constantly hiding, it should be fine.

Just an observation -- one of the smaller heckels' bodies looks rather pinched. Did you just recently get them? If so, did you worm them while in QT? It takes wilds a little while to put on weight and get conditioned, but if that pinched look doesn't improve in a month or so (or gets worse) you may consider worming them if you haven't already.

01-25-2014, 10:41 PM
Thanks! No, didn't deworm in QT. My general philosophy is to refrain from antibiotics or meds unless I have a specific diagnosis. I'll pay attention to the small ones though. Thanks for the suggestion.