2 male mollies

  • Thread starter MomOfLiveBearers
  • Start date
  • Thread starter
  • #1

MomOfLiveBearers

Active Member
Member
Messages
240
Hello,today I introduced a new male and female molly into my 65 gallon. I have a total of 2 males and 4 females. It seemed my original male was picking on the new male (who is larger) but upon closer inspection he is genital nipping and attempting to mate with my new boy. Is this a dominance thing? Natural alpha fish behavior? Should I be worried about aggression?
 

!poogs!

Well Known
Member
Messages
729
I always go by 1 male to 5 females in live bearers. Reduces aggression between males and stress in females.
 

emeraldking

Well Known
Member
Messages
2,174
It's a natural behavior when dominance shows up. Most of the time it will stop once the other male knows his place. If it keeps going on after 1-2 weeks, I would get rid of one of them.
 
Top Bottom