Badly bullied guppy: what else can I do?

SingingFish

Hi,
My largest and oldest guppy is constantly bullied and nipped at by the 5 smaller guppies (his offspring) in the tank. His tail is torn and tattered and I recently treated the tank for fin rot since I saw ragged tails on the others as well. See the pic below. He doesn’t seem to hide other than to avoid the constant barrage and he still eats, but I’m worried about him.

I have limited the inhabitants of my planted tank to 6 guppies and 2 nerites. And, I moved around the contents to allow them to create new territories. I believe I have enough hiding places (see the pic below)

I can’t put him in a different tank as my other tank is all females, and we don’t have the space for a 3rd tank.

I don’t know if using a tank divider is a good idea, since it’s only 10 gallons.

Also, how do I know if the tail damage is healing post meds or if I need to do more?

Thank you for your help!
 

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Fishytime25

I’m sure he’s fine. That’s normal guppy behavior.
 
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emeraldking

Could be a hierarchy thing. Most of the time it will pass... Also with guppies a pecking order can develop.
 
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WendiWoo

Of you think he's on trouble... remove those jerks lol
 
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