Male platy harassing female, should I separate?

adorbezfairy

I have 1 Platy female and 1 platy Male. The Male wont stop harassing the female wont even let her eat sometimes. It seems like she is always hiding to too. Should I just place the Male in a different tank? This is Also my first time having platy fish
 

BigManAquatics

How big is the tank? Have room for a couple more females? Then he has more to harass so he has to split his time
 
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adorbezfairy

The pet store people said a 5 gallon tank would be enough for two and I randomly picked them out
 
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BigManAquatics

Well, a couple more females woukd be the best way to get him to stop harrassing her so much. Too much for a 5 gallon though. I would try a 10 gal, if nothing else, being platies, you're gonna have babies too, sooner than later!
 
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Flyfisha

Hi adorbezfairy.

How big is the tank, because its common practice to have two females per male. They will have dozens of fry.

However your profile states you are still learning of the nitrogen cycle . Click on the green words to find some links but feel free to ask any questions.

Edit

You have a five gallon tank.
We all had a first tank at some point.
The shop gave you poor advice .
The nitrogen cycle is the key to keeping these fish alive today.
 
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adorbezfairy

Hi adorbezfairy.

How big is the tank, because its common practice to have two females per male. They will have dozens of fry.

However your profile states you are still learning of the nitrogen cycle . Click on the green words to find some links but feel free to ask any questions.

Edit

You have a five gallon tank.
We all had a first tank at some point.
The shop gave you poor advice .
The nitrogen cycle is the key to keeping these fish alive today.

Thank you for the advice!!
 
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HupGupp

Or you could swap one so you have only males or only females - female only makes for a fairly calm tank if that's what you're looking for
 
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