Male Molly Fry Chasing Older Male Molly.

emfish

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I have a 45 gallon tank with:
10 harlequins
12 male guppies
4 male molly fry
3 fully grown male mollies

The molly fry seem to all be chasing one of the fully grown male mollies.... I know the ratio is meant to be 3:1 or 2:1 but I am trying to prevent breeding by separating the boys and the girls. Is there anything else I can do to stop the bullying? Or is the only option to put in girls, I have 20-40 mollies, 2 fully grown and 7 nearly fully grown that could come out of my other 55 gallon, and then loads of fry, but I don't really want loads of pregnant mollies.....

Can someone please advise. The older male mollies really aren't happy...
Em.
 

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Maybe you could try to move some decorations around.
Sometimes it’s as simple as that with these kinds of things, sometimes not.
 

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I would take out the problem Molly, do a large WC, move the decor around like Puck44 said, and place the molly back.


This is so the molly thinks it’s a new tank.
 
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Thank you guys, I done this yesterday, but it didn't help for all of the fry, only 2, I have just given my friend a 55 gallon with 8 female mollies so am going to give her 2 boys as well to make the bullying a lot more fair, then only 2 on 1 instead of 4 on 1. Hopefully that will stop my older molly being so stressed
 

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