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Austin 02-24-2010 06:36 PM

Only thing that gives my female balloon molly time to rest...
 
When the males argue amongst themselves over her...

YouTube - Molly Fight...

I hope this isn't considered cruel... like the stickied thread says (bettas fighting...)... well this is just mollies doing a... dance(?) to each other to decide who gets the female...

I just thought it was interesting fish behavior... how they argue over who gets the female... they aren't really fighting... idk what they are doing?

Sinopa 02-25-2010 12:48 AM

I think that they are competing for breeding rights

How many males and females do you have?

I've read that there should be four females to one male. This site says 3:1 ratio: Freshwater Aquarium: mollies, male female ratio, male aggression

Austin 02-25-2010 01:04 AM

I have 2 males 4 females... They are fine normally but since she just gave birth they are all over her.


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