I have a general understanding of cycling and fish keeping. Iv had a 10 gallon tank for about a month now, fish-in cycling for roughly 2 and a half weeks.
Here are my stats thus far:
Ammonia: .25 ppm (This can't be helped, I have a .25 ppm reading in my tap water)
NitrItes: 0 ppm
NitrAtes: Just under 5 ppm
PH: 7.6 ppm.
Temp: 78 F
Fish: 1 female platy (still unknown lol. She's yellow/flashes of green?
mostly black fin's). 1 female dalmation molly, 1 male black sailfin molly. A few molly fry (Don't have money for a fry trap yet..I didn't know I bought her while she was preggo!)
I use an API liquid master freshwater test kit. I try to test 3 times a day.
My question is this: My male sailfin is very aggressive twords my female dalmation at times. He often chases her, and butts in aggresivly for food during feeding. I noticed she is very timid, with constant clamped fins. She still eats normally, swims about the whole tank normally. Although I catch her alot of times swimming up and down the one side...imassuming it's due to the male driving the poor gal bonker's.
So im wondering, should I give her to a friend, and go buy another fish tomorrow? Id like to keep 3 fish in the tank for the time being. Can male sailfin black mollies be happy alone? Or should I buy another male molly? Or maybe another platy to keep my platy happy?
Suggestions and opinions are greatly appreciated - thanks!!