What are my guppys doing?! Question

  1. Boeing250

    Boeing250 Well Known Member Member

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    Hi!
    I have a female and a male guppy,and the male has been chasing the female around and sniffing her ovipositer.What does this mean?
     

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    It means he either wants to mate with her or eat the fry if she's ready to drop so he can mate with her, see the pattern there? Male guppies have one track minds.
     

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    Boeing250

    Boeing250 Well Known Member Member

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    Thank you for the reply!
    But now they seem to be kissing?!
    Do have any idea what that means?
     
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    Boeing250 Well Known Member Member

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  5. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

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    I think they're actually fighting or challenging each other.
     
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250 Well Known Member Member

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    What should I do?
     
  7. endlercollector

    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

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    Are you prepared to deal with lots of fry? It's the only thing that's going to happen here ;)
     
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    Can you get a better shot of the anal fin? If you can't, you can look at the section on sexing livebearers for examples. From what I can see, this could be either a male with more of a wild type tail or a young female that will fill out. It has a body color that can hide gravid spots.
     
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250 Well Known Member Member

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    I looked at the anal fin on it and it's a male.So,what do think they are doing?
     

  11. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

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    They are both males. They are trying to mate with each other.

    Really, this is not a cause for concern. Happens all the time. Guppies aren't gender discriminate.
     
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    Boeing250

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    They are trying to do it to my other fish to.
     
  13. endlercollector

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    Guppy boys are indiscriminate lovers ;)
     

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