07-14-2011, 11:21 AM
| || | Establishing the tank pecking order, or something more? *Male-only tank*
I just bought three new fish - all male. One is a red and white Mickey Mouse Platy (Sora), one's a Black Molly (Rorschach), and the third is a Creamscicle Molly (Still unnamed).They are in a ten gallon tank, just the three of them.
Within two hours of being released into the tank, the Creamy began going after Sora, who started racing around the tank like The Flash on drugs. Then Rorschach (who is the biggest fish in the tank) comes out of nowhere and swims straight into the Creamy, sending him into a whipped-puppy sulk.
So now the Creamy sits in the entrance of a hiding spot and waits for Sora to swim by and lunges at him, only to dart back into hiding as soon as Ro' swims over.
Is this just normal tank pecking order, or should I be worried? Because I have a male betta in a quarantine tank who's being treated for slime disease, and I don't want to introduce him into turf wars.