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iamntbatman 05-16-2008 11:47 AM

Strange Guppy Behavior
 
I have a 5g tank housing two female and one male guppies. I got the two females first and they had fin rot, so I treated the 5g. Meanwhile, I got a male and had him in a quarantine tank, where he did just fine. The fin rot is now all cured up and I've done several water changes since ending the medication regimen, so I added the male to the tank. Right away, he started chasing after my females. "Success!" I thought. However, recently the male has only been devoting about half of his time to his romantic pursuits and spending the other half of his time swimming up and down the aquarium glass in one particular corner of the tank. Is there any particular reason for this behavior? Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do to get him to cut it out if it is stressing him?

Lupin 05-16-2008 07:46 PM

It's pretty normal. Even my loaches do that for the sake of attracting my attention to feed them.:lol:

iamntbatman 05-16-2008 09:40 PM

I won't worry about it, then. I just interpreted it as "I wanna get out of here!" behavior.

beetlebz 05-18-2008 09:40 AM

think about it. are they good looking chicks you got him? HMM?

even if hes all horned up theres still such thing as "coyote ugly" lol

iamntbatman 05-18-2008 12:55 PM

Hey...one of the females is defnitely a good looking guppy...but the other one...well let's just say she's basically a feeder guppy. He doesn't seem to have very high standards, though.

panamera 08-02-2008 09:37 PM

completely normal. fish usualy do the whole glass thing when they are moved or handled. simply means stressed of some sorts. but dont worry it'll settle down. i'd be stressed too if i had 2 fine ladies ;) "which one first?!?!?!) :P

Chrisseh 08-26-2008 10:49 AM

Do you use aquarium salt? It helps to reduce stress.

1077 08-26-2008 11:17 AM

Maybe he sees his reflection in the glass and is doin some primpin! Gettin everything proper. :D


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