Confused male

Discussion in 'Swordtails' started by Plecomaker, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, so anyway i have a group of Swords in my 90 gallon american tank.
    1 male has always acted a bit peculiar. Recently he seems to be courting a pleco...
    pretty sure thats not going to go well.

    has anyone had this issue?

  2. WildsideValued MemberMember

    Some livebearers are like that. Male guppies can be pretty thick too and will court other fish (males or females) even if they're different species. So long as he's not bothering the poor thing too much I wouldn't worry about it.

  3. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Well shes 6 inches and hes 2.5, so its more him that im worried about. :)
  4. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Lol my first guppy was always courting my female red mm Platy. It was so annoying, but funny at the same time. I guess when you don't have any females or they get bored I think they go to someone else. Lol
  5. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    heck, theres 5 female swords!
  6. WildsideValued MemberMember

    In that case, he's simply thick.

    I wouldn't worry about him. Worst case scenario your pleco might get a little exasperated and case him away but I doubt he'll be able to catch a swordtail or do any real damage. Usually, it's more of an issue with the male fish making the other one's life a misery.
  7. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    update: my firemouth was flaring hugely at this plec a few minutes ago and this goofball sword tried to chase off the cichlid. not effectively, firemouth didn't seem to acknowledge his presence.
  8. WildsideValued MemberMember

    Brave but not very smart. It's not quite Romeo and Juliet.
  9. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea neither of them die:)
  10. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    but he did have a sword! eh, eh?
  11. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

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