Cranky Plattys/swordtail - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 05-29-2007, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
rachael_e34's Avatar
 
Cranky Plattys/swordtail

Hello I have a 30 gallon tank i have a peacefull dojo loach, emerald corycat, pleco, catfish,and snail, As far as livebreeders I have a male black lyertail molly, female dalmatian salfin molly, female orange sailfin mollly, a male orange swordtail, and two male plattyes one red and black and one rainbow. here is my problem the swordtail and two plattys will not stop fighting, they follow each other around nipping and tormenting. i think there fighting over the orange female molly. ive try putting all three males in solitary confindment for hours and that just makes them not hurt each other super violently. what should i do?? and when my female swim vertically near them is she trying it mate with them?? the black and dalmatian are fine i think due to the fact there the same size. the other males are smaller.
rachael_e34 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 05-29-2007, 04:32 PM
Member
 
lioness501's Avatar
 
recommended ratio for livebearers is 3 females to 1 male. thats your problem. i once tried to introduce a new male into my tank, but the co-existing male killed him, along with 3 others after that!
lioness501 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 05-29-2007, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
rachael_e34's Avatar
 
Thank you very much.:) What is the ratio for fish per gallon. is it a one gallon per inch?
rachael_e34 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 05-30-2007, 03:11 AM
Member
 
lioness501's Avatar
 
no worries :) thats the general rule yes, but its the size of a fully grown fish that u have to take into consideration.
lioness501 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swordtail getting old? sammies4787 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 4 12-07-2009 12:20 AM
swordtail fry srb325i Livebearers 8 11-28-2008 10:42 AM
When do Red tail Plattys give birth? Jeanifur Fish Breeding 4 05-27-2008 07:09 PM
my swordtail is big, i mean BIG big tangy Fish Breeding 4 05-06-2007 04:42 PM
Red Male Swordtail + Black Female Swordtail = ? The Dude Fish Breeding 5 03-17-2007 09:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome