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Since aggressive fish need their own territories to “guard”, be sure that your aquarium contains many hiding places that can serve as individual territories.

How can I decrease the aggression between two fish in my aquarium ?

The ideal situation for incorporating two or more aggressive fish of the same species is to add them simultaneously. This way, the fish can establish their own territories with minimal conflict. When you add an aggressive fish to an aquarium with an already-established, territorial fish of the same species, attacks are practically guaranteed.

Because the already-established fish considers the entire aquarium to be its territory, it will fight to protect its territory when new fish are introduced. You could enlarge the aquarium and reintroduce all the fish in it simultaneously.

Try the "mirror trick" when acclimating a new aggressive fish to an established aquarium. Simply place a mirror outside of the aquarium so the established aggressive fish can see itself. This fish will then be preoccupied with its own reflection, giving the new fish time to establish its territory without excessive hostility.

Since aggressive fish need their own territories to "guard", be sure that your aquarium contains many hiding places that can serve as individual territories. If space permits, you can add large amounts of rock to your aquarium, then carefully arrange it to create lots of caves and hiding spaces. If you already have rocks in your aquarium, rearrange them..

This will effectively eliminate established territories and give all fish an equal opportunity to establish new territories.

Aggressive fish will also fight for dominance over food. Because of this, it's a good idea to provide more than one food source in your aquarium.

The best is not to keep aquariums. These deplete the water of their fish. These fish you have for show could have served a very useful purpose in their natural habitat. Second, don't put aggressive fish into the aquarium. Does it keep you pleasure to see them fight and harm each other. You would have to be a sadist to take pleasure in other beings' suffering.

How can I control mites in hens?

Mites are tiny little parasites that attack chickens and suck their blood. You have a mite issue if your hens begin to lose their feathers, or if you begin to see them biting under their wings or around their vents. This is how you get rid of them:

Keep the coop clean and dry, making sure of the dark spots and corners too.

Pestene/diatomaceous earth/other safe insecticides should be used regularly to get rid of mites and lice.

Provide them with an area of dust bathing, it helps them to get rid of excess oil, moisture and mites.

In case, your chickens live in coop, provide them with an artificial dust bath area out in the sun. Use wood ash mixed with sand, dried lavender and mint in an artificial one. Clean it every day.

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