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Magna pisces custos 07-09-2012 12:20 AM

Male MM-Platy is attacking a female Hi-fin Variatus Platy?
 
So the male MM Platy is attacking a female black-neon hifin Variatus.
There is another female Sunburst platy in the tank that the MM male has been
trying to court/mate with. Whenever the the Variatus gets near the male while it is
next to the sunburst female, it attacks it with a fury.

Anyone have any ideas why the male is attacking it?

Thanks~~

marshallsea 07-09-2012 12:25 AM

Sounds like hes being territorial. You may have to separate them. What is the m/f ratio? Are you sure your hi fin is female?

Magna pisces custos 07-09-2012 12:48 AM

2:1. Yes the Variatus is a female. There is one female sunburst platy, the male mm, and the female variatus hi-fin. There are also two balloon mollies, one male, one female, who have no problems with the platies.

marshallsea 07-09-2012 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Magna pisces custos (Post 1146745)
2:1. Yes the Variatus is a female. There is one female sunburst platy, the male mm, and the female variatus hi-fin. There are also two balloon mollies, one male, one female, who have no problems with the platies.

That is odd.I've never seen aggression from a male. You may have to rehome him. IME, when the ratio is 2;1, removal is the only way.

Magna pisces custos 07-09-2012 01:01 AM

Well, he's not getting a new home as I only have one tank. The female sunburst has been using up her stored sperm that she acquired before I purchased her, denying the current male from mating. That may have something to do with his aggression, or maybe frustration.

marshallsea 07-09-2012 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magna pisces custos (Post 1146755)
Well, he's not getting a new home as I only have one tank. The female sunburst has been using up her stored sperm that she acquired before I purchased her, denying the current male from mating. That may have something to do with his aggression, or maybe frustration.

Good luck.


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