03-03-2007, 09:37 AM
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Nasty aggressive fish
I have a huge male white mickey mouse platy who thinks he owns every drop of water in the 38 gallon tank he shares with five females. Except now it's only four females. Once I saw how aggressive he was with two females, I bought three more thinking it would help. Today I watched him chase one poor fish around and around. She accelerated and crashed into the tank wall, literally knocking herself out. I thought she was instantly dead. About 30 seconds later I saw her try to swim. I got a gallon container and filled it with tank water, gently netted her, somehow thinking there would be something I could do to help. Sadly no. She would swim for a few seconds then sink, then swim, then sink until she finally didn't swim or move anymore. She was a beautiful calico with black speckled blue sides, a yellow underbelly and brilliant orange fins.
There are numerous hiding places among plastic plants and rocks. My ammonia is 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5. What can I do with this fish?!?
I have a very pregnant female that hides most of the time in the plants but now an hour later he is harrassing her.