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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Not so nice guppy!

I have one male guppy and one balloon Mollie in a 29gal. The guppy has started to harass the Mollie horribly! Should i get another guppy to maybe put him in his place or will it only make things worse? Maybe I need to re-home someone?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 09:48 PM
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Hmmm, get a female guppy to distract him. That seemed to work on one of my friends.
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If the Molly is a female the Guppy may be wanting to breed it. From what I have read they can interbreed.
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I've read that too Rattie....I'm not sure if its a female or not but I'm sure the guppy thinks it is! I may have to get another
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It's fairly easy to sex most of the livebearers, even from a fairly early age. Google some pics to see the difference in the in the normal ventral fin and the gonopodium.
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Thanks Bandit.....I have a female mollie!!! Poor thing, she's gonna get over stressed!
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Cold shower might help
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get more then one female guppy though.... Or the male will literally f#&* her to death.. sounds cliche but its what happens.

With guppies its best to keep a ratio of about 3-1

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Lol.....thanks NWA. I thought so!
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