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Pregnant swordtail

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Aussie_Bristle, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Aussie_Bristle

    Aussie_Bristle New Member

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    Hi guys

    Is it normal for the male to chase the pregnant female around? I find she is the only one out of my other 2 pregnant females that gets harassed, he gets really protective and chases other fish away from her.

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  2. Colin_T

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    Yes, and that is why I prefer to keep livebearers in single sex tanks consisting of all males or all females. It stops the males, which are randy little sods, from harassing the females.


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  3. Back in the fold

    Back in the fold Fish Addict

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    Colin, you forgot to mention that the males are "randy little sods".
     
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    He's not being protective. He wants to make sure he gets to the food first :eek:
     
  5. QualityAquatics21

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    If she’s constantly being chased then she could also be in stress. You may need to remove the male until she gives birth
     
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  6. Aussie_Bristle

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    Yeah I will be removing him this weekend I think. It’s only him that is annoying her all the other males are fine with the girls. Thank you all
     

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