HELP - Bully fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by emilyelizabeth, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. emilyelizabethNew MemberMember

    I have three guppies, 2 female and 1 male, and one of the females is chasing and nipping the male and the female. She is being quite aggressive and appears to be stressing the other guppies out. Please help - should I get another female? I isolated the female bully but she started getting really stressed. She is mainly agitating the other female.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  2. lala29Well Known MemberMember

    Sounds like a pain :/ maybe she is looking for attention from the male. What size is the tank? Also what are the diameters of the tank? It may be a establishment issue :)
  3. emilyelizabethNew MemberMember

    It definitely is :( It is 16L, 37x24 cm. Perhaps my tank is too small. It is my first and I am looking into getting another tank already - just have to convince my parents ;)
  4. lala29Well Known MemberMember

    Imo even tho its a okay liter tank for three guppies, i feel its far to small.

    From personal experience guppies love to swim... And their good at it! More space would be best because if the boy is chasing the girls constantly (which he will do) she has nowhere to escape so she is attacking them to fend them off :/

    If i was you i would get a bigger tank or maybe taking the girls back and having 2 males together :)

    The girls will have lots of babies and with a tank that size you will be over stocked very very quickly :/
  5. emilyelizabethNew MemberMember

    Okay thank you! :) I am definitely going to look into getting a bigger tank :)

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