Male Swordtail Harassing One Female

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I have had 2 male sword tails and 1 female sword tail everybody gets along great until about a week ago. My orange male sword tail and the orange female always stayed together, now I may be wrong but she looks pregnant her belly got a little bigger since this the male pineapple sword tail keeps the other male sword tail away from my female, now to the point where the orange sword tail hid behind a plant and won't come out, and the pineapple sword tail keeps following her and won't leave her alone. I'm afraid my orange sword tail will die. I don't know what to do I feel terrible that her mate had to go hiding to be left alone and away from the pineapple sword tail, he just chases her around the 10 gal tank and won't stop. I can't believe how much energy he has.
Anyone have any suggestions, please!!
 

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Maybe you should try rehoming him? If it it that bad and you think he would make the other fish die & if he is bullying the female as well.
Or maybe you could add a few more sword tails to ease on the bullying or the chasing around. I dont own any sword tails or know anything about them, but hopefully someone who has dealt with them can help more
 

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Get 2 or 3 more females and life will be good for both of them, and the girls too.
 

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In a ten gallon tank there is not really enough room for the fish to get away from each other. I would rehome the pineapple male (pineapples and marigolds seem to more aggressive compared to their other colored counterparts).
Male liverbearers will harass a female regardless of whether she is pregnant or not sometimes stressing the female to death.
 
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Mcasella said:
In a ten gallon tank there is not really enough room for the fish to get away from each other. I would rehome the pineapple male (pineapples and marigolds seem to more aggressive compared to their other colored counterparts).
Male liverbearers will harass a female regardless of whether she is pregnant or not sometimes stressing the female to death.
That sounds good maybe I'll take the pineapple back to my LFSZand get another more calm swordtaillv
Mcasella said:
In a ten gallon tank there is not really enough room for the fish to get away from each other. I would rehome the pineapple male (pineapples and marigolds seem to more aggressive compared to their other colored counterparts).
Male liverbearers will harass a female regardless of whether she is pregnant or not sometimes stressing the female to death.
Right now I think the pineapple sword tail has stressed the orange one close to death, he has been behind my plant (not real plant) for 2 days he just came out but he's just hanging at the top of the tank. Thanks
 

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add more females, that will solve your problem good rule of thumb is 3 females to every male
 
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That sounds good maybe I'll take the pineapple back to my LFSZand get another more calm swordtaillv

Right now I think the pineapple sword tail has stressed the orange one close to death, he has been behind my plant (not real plant) for 2 days he just came out but he's just hanging at the top of the tank. Thanks
They worked it out, now they are fine swimming around no more problems, idk how or why but I'm glad I didn't bring the pineapple back. I'm happy the orange one is healthy and swimming around and eating. Must be like kids they have to work it out themselves lol
 
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