View Full Version : 90g Tank Heros sp. Rotkeil and Veija Synspilum?

01-03-2013, 07:06 PM
I know I haven't been around much lately. Things have been way too busy with work, fish tanks, dogs, kid, etc.

I'm having issues with my heros sp. Rotkeil pair. I moved them from a 55g into a 75g tank and the male is constantly harassing the female since the move. Their tankmate is a macaw cichlid.

I was wondering if I could keep them in a 90g with a veija synspilum? Or should I separate the pair? I adore these fish and would rather them both be alive and happy then losing one, even if that means they never are able to spawn.

Or do I need to add dither fish?

I've attached a picture of the pair in the tank in case re-aquascaping is needed.

Any and all help would be very much appreciated. I want these guys to be happy.

01-03-2013, 11:39 PM
You could give them some time apart, either in different tank or with an egg crate divider. I don't know enough about SAs to recommend a good dither. But if he is harassing her, and you should be around to watch for wounds,