12-20-2006, 02:08 AM
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Evil Male Mollie...
Alrighty. I have a male mollie that I'm just about ready to flush down the toilet-- still living or not.
We breed angelfish. So as to always have "fresh" stock we regularly buy new angels to try and create new pairs and all that. To do this we use our 100 gallon community tank. Currently the tank houses about 12 quarter sized angels, 6 tetras (for color :P ) and four silver mollies. Of the mollies only one is a male. Now- we recently had a mild illness (cough) that has been especially hard on the angels. For some reason the male mollie has decided he needs to swim all over the tank and attack any angel he sees. Never another mollie or even one of the tetras. Brand new behaviour as well.
Seeing as the angels are an investment, and I only have the mollies so the little live borns can be 'live treats' for older angels, my patience with the little devil is wearing thin. He is a large very healthy fish with beautiful coloring. His nips are quite large and for these already weak fish, some of which are expensive imports, I'm afraid he might damage some beyond repair.
Now! I'm just wondering if anyone in this forum has any advice that doesn't involve killing the bugger. Murder is beneath me. =>_>= Also- I've enjoyed how the tank has been and if I could find a solution without having to curse and chase this fish with a net... It'd be nice. Thanks much to any with advice.