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Old 12-20-2006, 02:08 AM   #1
 
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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.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:14 AM   #2
 
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Hi and welcome aboard.

Don't flush the fish. Best to give him to your friends or lfs. If not, you can buy him a 10 gallons tank for his own home.:)
As for catching, try baiting him with food and scoop him with a net.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:23 AM   #3
 
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I'd never really be able to flush him. Le sigh-- it'd be the quickest solution but I'd never be able to.

I'd prefer to keep him since he actually has very interesting coloring. Silver/platinum with turquoise spotting on the tail. I was just fishing for some idea I hadn't thought of, really. Just in case someone out there could magically just make him stop.

We have about four ten gallons set up at all times for treatment and quarantine but all are occupied. -Hey, you wouldn't be interested in a very male/aggresive mollie would you?
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
 
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Hey, you wouldn't be interested in a very male/aggresive mollie would you?
Lol...Maybe. Where are you located? Add location in your profile aside from the question.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:42 AM   #5
 
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SLC, UT. Usually pretty far from people, no matter where they are. Don't know what that is but they always say "Utah? Wow." As though it's the other side of the world... or just an odd place I guess. Either way. UT.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:45 AM   #6
 
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SLC, UT. Usually pretty far from people, no matter where they are. Don't know what that is but they always say "Utah? Wow." As though it's the other side of the world... or just an odd place I guess. Either way. UT.
That's far.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:49 AM   #7
 
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Cheeky. :P I take it you don't want to take this little guy off my hands then?
I'll at least need to replase him since he keeps my live treats coming... though since they're mollies I guess I wouldn't need to replace him all that fast.
I wish I could just bap his nose, say bad fish, and get it to stop. Oh well. Nothing is magical and simple.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:52 AM   #8
 
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Cheeky. :P I take it you don't want to take this little guy off my hands then?
I would be glad to but I live in the Philippines.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:05 AM   #9
 
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Some of our fish have come from as far or further and they are fine. Aside from the little problem in the community tank. *lol* -but yes. That is far. Especially for one little mollie.
Totally unrelated but as I'm a very new member I figured I'd ask someone who knows the ropes here. The illness we've been having with our angels seems to target only them and only specific strains. I was wondering if you knew about anyone here who knows a lot about angels and might be able to chat about what this problem could be in further detail? That'd be uber if you could. I'm coasting around but I'm seeing a lot of posts from people who just want to be mean to someone with a Q. I've seen a few that aren't like that but since this seems very much an angel problem... yeah. I'm rambling in text form. Back to my Q to you. Please and thank you?
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:18 AM   #10
 
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What disease were you referring? Yep. Some diseases do afflict only certain species. Neon Tetra Disease seems to affect almost all characins though there are claims that cardinal tetras are the only ones immune to NTD.
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