|southafrica1001 ||01-05-2008 11:49 AM |
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
|crazy4fish ||01-05-2008 12:28 PM |
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.
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.
|Holly ||01-05-2008 05:24 PM |
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.
|southafrica1001 ||01-05-2008 09:49 PM |
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
|crazy4fish ||01-06-2008 03:01 PM |
your tank sounds like it is big enough but i think you should get more hiding places.
|Lindsey88 ||01-06-2008 03:04 PM |
Get rid of one of your male swordtails i've read that 2 shouldn't be in the same tank.
|crazy4fish ||01-06-2008 04:32 PM |
i think having 2 males is fine if they dont bother eachother. do yours get along?
|tsalling ||01-06-2008 06:35 PM |
Having two male swordtails is fine as long as there are enough females.
|Holly ||01-07-2008 12:37 PM |
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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