09-13-2007, 08:45 AM
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balloon molly assult?
Hello everyone I'm new here and quite uninformed so please be nice :)
I have a 20L freshwater tank, until last night I had 4 mollies (2M2F), 2 platies (1M1F) an otto and 4 ghost shrimp. The fish all got along and I never saw any of the males *courting* the females.
Last night a friend of mine who is moving asked me if I would take her four guppies (who all turned up pregnant and started having babies the second they hit the tank) and 2 mollies. This is where the problem started. The two mollies are male, one of them has really taken an interest in my female balloon mollies. From the moment he was introduced to the tank he has not left her alone, more than twelve hours later he is still following her. She is still eating.
Finally my question is: will he eventually leave her alone? is this normal? Is this causing stress enough for her to get sick/exhausted/die? I know twelve hours is not a long time but I'm a new fish mommy and I get nervous.