It wasn't a form of punishment. I separated the fish in order to reduce the stress it was causing the other. I know he's just acting on instincts. It was a temporary solution to the problem. My permanent solution was finding it a new home, which I did 3 weeks ago. The move was delayed because of ich. He didn't show symptoms of ich, but I refused to give him up until I was certain it wasn't present in any fish. I was trying to be responsible in that sense... The person was willing to take the fish sooner, but it's an irresponsible risk to take. I wouldn't allow it.
I am not trying to be irresponsible or careless. I was prescribed Adderall a month ago and it's been messing with my mind and visual perceptions. I'm debating on whether it's really worth it or not. Doctors should never prescribe it to children. It's a very nasty drug.
I know he's just acting on instincts. It was a temporary solution to the problem. My permanent solution was finding it a new home.
I know exactly where you are coming from. My male swordtail was the bully in my tank. With four females he STILL picked on all the fish, trying to mate with everything, even the tetras. I currently put him in a spare 5g until i can find him a new home. Sometimes a fish just doesn't work in your tank. Whether its their personality, instincts or what ever the reason is. You have a responsibility to your other fish which are being harmed or stressed out.
So you do the best you can with the situation.
I am sorry for the way that your fish became not a problem. But we are all human and we DO make mistakes.
125 Gallon Tank Planted
5 Emerald Green Cories
3 BN Plecostomus
I am going to attempt to cycle my new aquarium with pure ammonia. It ought to be an interesting misadventure.
Seargents bought a lot of API products and are discontinuing some of them. Watch expiration dates on any products that are purchased under AP(I) and Mars Care labels. Jungle products too... Seems like Seargents is going to be the monopoly.