Lyretail Swordtail Bullying Male Guppies

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We have 4 male guppies in a 23G with a junior BN. We added the swordtail just under 2 days ago and noticed last night that he was making darting runs at the guppies if they came out of hiding in the plants.

I read up quite a bit to try make sure they'd be compatible. Are they just settling or is this a forever thing?

-G
 

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After only 2 days, I would think it's a territory thing. Normally, based on my experience with live bearers, Guppies and Swordtails do well together.
 
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Ok. It's still going on. In fact I think he actually is biting them and their tails. 3 of them now have ragged and split tails. I watched him peck one male's side just now and terrify it so much it tried to jump out of the water into the filter.

I'll take the swordtail out in a bit and see if my wife can taker it back to the lfs.

-G
 
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