10-14-2012, 10:42 PM
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I had this happen with a pair of gold dust mollies, unfortunately it did not end well. He almost killed one female, and did kill a second, and attacked a third ripping up her dorsal fin. He was the only male in the tank with six females. On very rare occasions you get what I like to call "The Jerk Fish" and I haven't found a way to chill them out. I tried more space, removing him and then moving him back after a few days, more plants and hiding areas, he would just seek out this one female and attack her after she gave birth once and became pregnant a second time. In the end I gave him away and got another male for my tank, which had much better results. I don't like saying that, but that's just what happened to me. lol I hope you have better results when you get more space and another female. Just keep him separated for a while from them and hopefully that will settle him down if you put him in with a new fish. Sometimes that makes them unsure instead of aggressive, and then he may figure out he's got a new girlfriend. I did not try getting him a seventh wife in my case, once a fish does serious damage or kills, it goes to the pet shop. ^^;
You -could- try getting another male of the same size. This can have iffy results though. But usually after they make faces and bug eachother a little bit, they both will settle down and try to breed with the girls. However, it can also have opposite results and the males could fight instead of just spar and chase. I had a male platy that wouldn't leave one female alone. He didn't try to kill her, but he would bug her to no end even with four other girls, so I bought another male and a female with him. They made faces, threatened the other, chased and nipped, but no damage was ever done, and after a few days the other "persistent" male went after -other- girls because he knew he'd lose out otherwise and didn't continuously bother just one, unless she was very receptive.
Last edited by Sylverclaws; 10-14-2012 at 10:48 PM..