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River tank politics

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2004, at 8:19 p.m.

I added my three new L. guilinensis to the river tank this morning. This tank has two Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis, three Beaufortias and a pair of Schistura mahnerti/vinciguerrae.
Traditionally, each species completely ignores the others, though they hassle their own kind. The Leptobotias immediately took over the best shelter spot and evicted the two Schisturas. The rubi's are unphased, and still the biggest fish in the tank. The Beaufortias (of course) have no reaction whatsoever. They don't care at all.
Anyway, the Lepto's are adapting nicely and have already burrowed beneath several rocks, stirring up the substrate a bit. The Schisturas remain put out and both have bri