I Have A Question About Guppy Males

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Dianne2us, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Dianne2usValued MemberMember

    I have a guppy fish tank populated by fry that I have raised. I have one male that is very beautiful. He is bigger then all my other males by at least 50% and he has a hump on his back. The hump is not a weird growth or anything it's just his form. His dorsal fin is long and impressive he has a beautiful large tail, bright baby blue with black specks. He is an impressive looking guppy. My question is; is there such a thing as a dominant male guppy in a school of guppies, who is bigger? I raised him from new born and there was nothing special about his parents.
  2. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    In short, yes, they have a pecking order. Its not always a question of whom is bigger tho, just who is more dominant, but size does help. They wont be as aggressive about it as bettas (who kill each other), but they will chase and sometimes nip during the process.

    Hope this helps and best of luck!
  3. Dianne2usValued MemberMember

    Thank you
  4. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    There are a dominant guppy but usually they shouldn't get bigger than the rest unless in bad conditions.

    What size tank and how many guppies do you have in that tank?
  5. Dianne2usValued MemberMember

    He's as big as my females. I have a ten gallon tank and five guppies.

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