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Very Aggresive Shistura Mahnerti

Posted By: erik <kuhli@shaw.ca>
Date: Monday, 29 August 2005, at 6:51 p.m.

Let me start by saying. I have had string of strange deaths in my river tank.

Sadly it seems that S.mahnerti's are the cause. I found my pepper loach today gasping for air and desparately tring to escape from my pack of three S.mahnerti's.
He has bite marks all over his fins, scrapes all over his body etc.

I had in the past witnessed many aggro behaviours in the past but thought it was just posturing.

They hunted him in pack style. I finally found him wedged behind an uplift tube on one of my AC200's.
One would flush him out of hiding then the other too started nipping all over him.
The poor thing did not mind being picked up. I have moved him to my QT tank but