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Male guppy mating with another male?

Jake_SkinnyBoy

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Hi,
I have six guppies, 3 male and 3 female. I have had them for around 2 weeks but the males only went for one female and wouldn’t give her space, so I just put the males in a seperate tank so she could rest and now the males are trying to mate with each other. Is this normal?
 

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Is it because they are chasing each other? That‘’s normal.
 
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It definitely looks like they are trying to mate with each other. It looks the same as males mating with females.
 
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Now all of my neon tetras look like they are trying to mate with each other.
 
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They seem to have stopped but they were doing a mating dance.
 

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Well, at least you don’t have to worry about what to do with the fry. :rofl:
 
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Yes I’m sure, they both have gravid spots and used to get chased but now just watch as the other one gets chased by all 3 males
 

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It's perfectly normal, in the absence of females male guppies will mate with whatever fish are in the tank inc non guppies, I have a group of 4 males alone and they are constantly trying to mate with one another and doing the mating dance to impress too!
 

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That´s quite normal. It´s a hiearchy thing that happened. Same can happen when you keep an all female tank.
 
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