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Male swordtail problems

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Male swordtail problems
Old 01-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
 
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Male swordtail problems

my male swordtail has been bothering my new females there is two female swordtails and 1 female mickey mouse platy, i know that males harass females but he has taken a chunk from one of the swordtails tail. i also have another male swordtail but doesnt seem to be bothering anyone. any advice i am going to get more females and add some from the fry that i have when they are old enough
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
 
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how big is your tank? make sure there are places where the females can hide. adding more females is a good idea that way the male will chase them all just a little instead of 1 a lot.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
 
Add hiding spots, like crazy said. How big is the tank at the moment?

I suggest buying a few more females. The best ration for male to female swords are 1 to 3.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:24 PM   #4
 
This might sound silly but are you 100% sure that your females are females? I had 2 males and that exactly how they acting until the smaller one died. Female swords don't normally have the long tails that males do. They look almost exactly like platies.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
 
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hehe yea holly im sure they are females, its a 29gallon and there is a large fake rock thing that some of the females tend to hide in i will be getting more females next week as they are getting in more stock
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
 
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your tank sounds like it is big enough but i think you should get more hiding places.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #7
 
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Get rid of one of your male swordtails i've read that 2 shouldn't be in the same tank.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #8
 
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i think having 2 males is fine if they dont bother eachother. do yours get along?
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:35 PM   #9
 
Having two male swordtails is fine as long as there are enough females.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:37 AM   #10
 
I had 3 in the tank at one time and had no problems but we all know who was the head of the tank!
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