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Hi I got up this morning to find my flame tetras behaviour A lot different then usual. There seems to be a lot of aggression especially in-between the live plants, I have been trying to find any info online but with no joy. I did take a video but I don't think I can upload it on here. Total number is 7 of the flames, plus they are not showing Aggression to any other fish in the tank.

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You can upload to youtube and post a link to the video?
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https://youtu.be/sd0aTc7X2Ws

@F3l1ss thanks for the tip 👍🏻

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Looks like either males sparring or spawning behaviour to me.
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There is normally a dominance sparring especially the males trying to get the attention of females.
If the group is large enough (10+) then this shouldn't be a problem but more of an interesting behaviour to observe.

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There not much wrong with aquarium parameters if your fish are behaving like that. :]
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hi
There is probably more sex and violence in an aquarium than on tv. I think that is what you are getting.
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That's spawning activity.

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It's normal mating behavior. H. flammeus are easy to grow. You should set them up in a basin of 20 over coarse gravel. 1 floating plant. always 2 males, 1 female.
When done, remove the parents. When hatching, fine pond food, rotatoria, later Artemia nauplii.

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