Might Be Mating Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by AidanG20G, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. AidanG20G

    AidanG20GNew MemberMember

    My male sword keeps chasing a female and not tail nipping but just chasing idk if they are mating but they have been chasing for a while and still nothing. What to do? Are they mating? (Watch this video)

    oops no vid sorry here is a photo. Sorry it’s blurry but In the photo the male fish (top) is chasing the female. (Bottom) as I post this they are still chasing each other [edit] both of the females except one (3 females in tank) are fat might be pregnant but haven’t seen anything for about a month now

    Can someone please help

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  2. endlercollector

    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, they generally only think about eating and mating, and they do zoom around quite a bit in the pursuit of either ;)
  3. OP

    AidanG20GNew MemberMember

    Alright so should I be having fry soon my tank is good no deaths recently at all
  4. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    He is likely chasing her as she gets closer to her due date to be able to father her next offspring, they have a very short window to be able to breed successfully after the female gives birth otherwise the previous male mated with will be the father.