Help!confused fish!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. DS DG

    DS DG

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    i need some advice,i have this male guppy thats swims away from the female i got him.They are the same size,but his is sacred of her!So he decided to try and aaa well mate with a larger guppy....I'm very worried! Will he keep doing this or will he grow out of it? Please help!:wondering:
     
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  3. Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    Never seen this one before - so cannot advise
     
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    Get more guppies .. Males have one purpose - mate - not find a mate - but anything will do (almost like humans when intoxicated). Read way back that males if given a choice will rather mate with a larger female and females will rather accept a more colourful male ... but in the end if you have more females than males - well you will have more guppy fry.
     
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    I had one lonely male Guppy after the females all died. I then introduced 2female + 1 male sword. The male guppy has been trying to mate with the female swords for about 3 months now!!

    About 2 months ago I introduced a female guppy for him to try divert his attention from the swords.... NO LUCK. I'm sitting watching him RIGHT NOW chasing the sword... which is about 8 times his size
     
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    No mirror in tank Zoom - how should he know he is not a sword ?
     
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    :rofl::rofl: Do you think he could get it right to mate with the sword?
     
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    I doubt it... he's been trying for 4 months now...
     
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    from what iv seen with my guppies and what iv researched you should have a ratio of 1 male to 2 females. my lone male is also chasing my female platti, im looking for decent females for him at the moment
     
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    mine chase guppies, and my platy males chase their own, and fin slap each other when the other comes close to their target female
    its classic

    @windfire, hi and welcome, you must have THE longest location descriptor of anyone on the site, lol, well done
     

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