Guppies Fighting And Injuring

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Safiyah Khan, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Safiyah KhanNew MemberMember

    Hey I am very new to taking care of fish, I noticed that one of them is being very aggressive toward the other one. I then noticed one of them has a really shreaded fin which I have ordered treatment for but I just noticed that my other gupie has this red bit hanging off him. I have all males, have ordered some plants to help give them cover. Just lost on what to do. I have 4 of them.

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  2. andychrissytankValued MemberMember

    What size tank is that?
    Males are generally aggressive with each other and even females if their aren't enough females. As you have 4 males you would need 8-12 females which is impossible considering all the babies you will have. An all male tank can still work if you put enough effort in :) The plants were a good addition. Once they establish the pecking order, there should be less aggression
  3. Safiyah KhanNew MemberMember

    I was thinking about adding in some more males, I read someone they are less aggresice even there are more of them. I have a 40l tank. I'm just worried they are going to hurt each other to the extent they die
  4. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    You could remove the male that is aggressive. But I would remove 2 males and get 4 females. You could add more males but if that doesn't work you will have more fish that need rehoming. All male groups are possible but are so risky that I wouldn't recommend it.
  5. Safiyah KhanNew MemberMember

    Hmm fair point, just didn't want lots of babies. I can look into returning the aggressive fish
  6. AsterWell Known MemberMember

    I would give them a week or two to establish the pecking order. If that doesn't work out, I would either remove the aggressor and/or add 1-2 more males to spread out the aggression.

    With females you'll soon be overrun with fry unless you have ways to rehome or sell them.

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