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Small Fry with Ketchup
I got my first swordtails last weekend. Didn't think there'd be aggression issues, but today I noticed two of them dead. Could the 1 surviving male have harassed both of the deceased enough to cause the deaths of one male and one female? Would a male even harass a female like that?
We now have just 2 females and the 1 male left.
Plenty of hiding spots in hardscaping, some fake and live plants.
|Posted 06-Jun-2010 02:31|
Yes, I've seen male Swordtails constantly arguing over
who is going to rule the roost. It's especially bad if
one is senior in the tank, In other words has been
there longer, thus, it's "his" tank and the other is
an interloper. With the females, its usually the male is
"ready" and the female is not and he will pursue her
ceaselessly picking at her. If there is no way for the
chased fish to escape, then death can be the result.
The general "rule" is one male for any number (3+)
of females. In other words, give him a harem.
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|Posted 08-Jun-2010 01:37|
The girl's got crabs!
It is entirely possible, they are bolshy little things, but within a week it is also possible that some disease they had at the shop has gotten its claws into them.
I found swords to be far more aggressive than platies or guppies. They seemed a lot more focussed.
|Posted 11-Jun-2010 05:05|
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Way back in the early days I had Swords and I had to get rid of them because they were just too aggressive.
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|Posted 12-Jun-2010 03:04|
Small Fry with Ketchup
We're left now with the green and me
Between my dominant kribs suddenly turning greedy and wanting every cave nook and cranny for themselves (taking out my non dom pair), their offspring growing up and starting to become aggressive, and the swords our usually rather peaceful tank has suddenly become a bit on the aggressive side. Getting the other tanks set up and filters moved around today.
|Posted 19-Jun-2010 02:18|
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