What are my guppys doing?! Question

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Boeing250, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

    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?
     
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    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.
     
  3. OP
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

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




  4. OP
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

  5. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

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

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

    What should I do?
     
  7. endlercollector

    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Are you prepared to deal with lots of fry? It's the only thing that's going to happen here ;)
     
  8. OP
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  9. endlercollector

    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  10. OP
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

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

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  12. OP
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    Boeing250

    Boeing250Well Known MemberMember

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

    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Guppy boys are indiscriminate lovers ;)
     




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