aggression, biting and fanning ?

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aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by TerryTurtle » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:31 pm

hey

im new to these forums ive looked all over the internet and never really seen anything that could help. I have 5 terripans 3 yellow bellys one red eared slider and a map, all in a 6 foot tank.
Recently my 2 yellow belly boys have been very aggressive to each other chasing fanning and biting each other aswell as the others,
One is 9 and the other is 3 or 4. Duke the oldest is really big but terry is the most aggressive, Is there anything I can do to make them stop or is permanent separation the only solution?

They've always been really sweet to each other but now I dont know what to do any replys would be great.(sorry if this is in the wrong section)

Thanks, TerryTerrian.

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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by Neil » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:50 pm

Two males, in a relatively small environment, with little to distract them, at the height of breeding season, just as one starts to become sexually mature, is basically a recipe for disaster. There's not really much you can do to reduce the aggression other than ensuring the temps aren't too high and the water quality is perfect, the best option is to seperate. Are the others males, or females? It is possible they will return to "playing nice" if you re-introduce later on, and this is certainly the waeather for getting them set up outside, however this may be a permanant problem.
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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by TerryTurtle » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:56 pm

Thank you, the other yellow belly is a female, red slider also female,and the map is male, will that factor into the problem ?
I live in scotland so outside isnt really an option haha, so seperate them both into different tanks?
Thanks for the reply I need to build some tanks haha.

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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by Neil » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:20 pm

It can't be that cold? Greenhouse, perhaps?

Depends how old the map is, but maps are generally more tolerant of each other than sliders, plus being considerably smaller it's unlikely the map will seek out confrontation. One option which may work is giving them "something to do", or at least somewhere to get away from each other, particularly so they can't see each other, this can really help.
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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by TerryTurtle » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:43 pm

16°c today but it rains alot pretty cold haha
Yeah the map is pretty timid. Something to do ? What would you recommend ?
Nice bike btw

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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by Neil » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:01 am

Which bike? :P

Hiding places (that they can't get stuck in), plants to munch on, float some cuttlefish, or one of the best things is having a layer of river pebbles or slate chippings on the bottom that you can hide food in. Make sure there is space for them all to bask as this can cause territorial issues too.
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*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by TerryTurtle » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:06 am

The 2000 ZX6-R is a gorgeous bike, very jealous ~lgh-smil

And thats so much for your help ill start add those ~lgh-smil

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Re: aggression, biting and fanning ?

Post by Neil » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:40 pm

Changed my bike twice since that, got an XL700 Transalp currently, kitted out for off roading :)
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