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Guppie luver 04-08-2011 08:02 AM

what is up with my zebra danios?
 
Is this normal behaveor from my zebra danios I have 7 and they chase eachother and it looks kinda like breeding and they are chasing my male guppy (he is the only one because he was suffering some tail bitting in the big tank) but they are chaseing them should I put him in a breeding divider (it is big) can I put him in it ? and what are the zebra danios doing?

HMlairy 04-08-2011 05:13 PM

How many males are there? I've heard that if there are a high percentage of males, they are less calm and swim around lots to show off and may fight a little

Guppie luver 04-08-2011 05:20 PM

They are still small cause I got them not to long ago so I can't tell I think its 3 males 4 femals not sure tho.

HMlairy 04-09-2011 03:09 AM

Hmm, maybe they just need to adapt to their new environment with the guppy. I've also heard that moving ornaments around to re establish teritories.
I'm no expert so hopefully someone else with more info with answer

Guppie luver 04-09-2011 09:48 AM

maby I need more stuff or they can go to the big tank because they are in QT at the moment and have been there from march 7th till now so maby they are ready

Guppie luver 04-09-2011 09:50 AM

the guppies teratory is just behind the heater or behind the filter because the zebras were in first so I think i will put them in the big tank today plus the big tank has more guppies, and 2 glofish.

crazyoverfish 04-09-2011 02:25 PM

It's perfectly normal. My danios chase my neons, as well as chase each other. The more you have the less they actually chase each other which is sort of weird.

Guppie luver 04-09-2011 02:40 PM

Ok thanks because in my 100 it is filled with all guppies but 2 glofish and they act like guppies so I wanted to make sure it was ok because my old guppy blue berry and i love him so thanks for the replyes.

kane chisholme 04-15-2011 02:40 AM

I have 5 zebra Danios who are all 5 years old. I've had them since they were fry and to this day they still are continuously chasing each other around and even other fish. They are really playful I think, its as if they're playing tips all day

Guppie luver 04-15-2011 07:19 AM

Ok thanks for all of your help!


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