Originally Posted by Hypancistrus
I kept mine in with male bettas, and believe it or not, the betta was the one that kept getting attacked. They would grab his long fins and pull on them. I eventually had to move him to a seperate tank!
I can understand that now, lol (though I've heard this before, that the Betta usually goes running, but Bettas do that with other fish too... They're such wimps when other fish call his bluff, lol). One of my froggies, Ichabod, gets offended when Sweeney (the Betta) keeps eating the brine shrimp that's laying about on the gravel/sand (it's a fine gravel, but too rough to be sand). Sweeney will be hoovering up shrimp, and Ichabod will be creeping closer and closer...and then he'll suddenly lunge at Sweeney. Then he wanders after Sweeney for a few seconds to make sure he's gone. But the first time I gave them bloodworms, he scared the snot out of me. Sweeney grabbed one of the bloodworms, which was long (after the first day, with all the fish having to take extra time to chew the spagetti worms, lol). Ichabod didn't like that, and when Sweeney swam by with his worm trailing out of his mouth, Ichabod lunged at him and he held on (I don't know if he was using his feet, or if he was biting down on fish flesh) and Sweeney darted to the other end of the tank before Ichabod let go (I think Sweeney was trying to bite him back, but frankly it all happened so fast that I can barely remember what happened). Ichabod, when he let go, went hiding and refused to eat any more bloodworms. He's okay now, but he must have been upset and/or tramautized. Sweeney seemed all right too. Ichabod still hates seeing Sweeney hoarding the food, though, and always creeps towards him when he gets near his food, lol