Aggressive Fe. Gup

macavek

Yo! Thank you in advance for any answers, and everyone's time.

I have a female guppy I raised since she was a fry, her name is Kiwi. She and one other male were the only survivors of a disease outbreak, and lived with eachother for a couple years alone in a 30gal tank (with a pleco). She was always on the run from the male, refusing to mate. She has never had babies!

Anyways fast forward, her brother unfortunately passed away while I was on vacation recently.
After that, she became lethargic, and didn't really swim around much. She did seem relieved to not be chased constantly, though. I thought this meant she was lonely, so I purchased a few neon tetras and slipped in a betta. She was fine with them, but paid no mind and still was lethargic. I decided then to add 2 female guppies, maybe some of her own species would perk her up. She is indeed active! But one of the new females was being nipped quite a bit. I assumed it was the betta, then moved him to a new tank he's much happier in. Everybody is energetic, until I noticed the nipped guppy still hiding. I have not seen KiwI bite her, but I know she is. Yesterday I witnessed KiwI body slamming the other female( not nipped). It surprised me and I wasn't sure exactly what to do, so I stuck my hand in and steered the aggressor away. Definitely was not effective, but now she looks if I'm watching before she tries something.

I'm planning on adding some more plants to give the girls a place to hide. I'm just wondering why KiwI is aggressive? She never nipped or slapped her bro . Is this a result of her being raised with only one other guppy? I may temporarily move the injured guppy into the bettas tank if it gets worse, as he has little to no issues with other fish(10gal).
I think it is worth mentioning KiwI is spoiled and fat. She is much bigger than the other 2, and it gives her advantage in a fight. She has not shown any aggression towards the tetras or the betta, just the gups.
As you can see in the pics, theyre hiding
 

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david1978

Swap the betta and give kiwI her own tank.
 

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