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has anyone ever had an aggresive female guppy, i bought one recently and it has been poking the male guppys i have and beat up one of my albino corys. the only one she dont mess with is the betta...is this normal?
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Yes, I have seen and heard of agressive female guppies.
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Yeah, i had an aggresive female before. She was really big for a guppy, and that was the main reason. Make sure to watch what fish you buy before you buy them. She might settle down a little bit later.
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i hope she settles down, one of my two male guppies had died this morning. She dosen't bother anyone else but the male guppies. I've had females before and they always say have more females than males, but in this case i guess its the oppisite...
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When i had my aggresive male molly, i had a little gallon which i would put him in when he would get VERY aggresive which was secluded from all the other fish. And he did this serveral times, so he eventually learned his lesson. It could also mean that the guppy doesn't have enough space. How big is your tank?
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its a 12 gallon tank...
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How many fish are in it? If you have about 5-10 that's way too much. When i upgraded to a 20 gallon the fish didn't bother any one. You might have to give some away or not buy any more. Whatever is better for you and more comfortable.
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i have 7, i guess thats too much, i'll see what i'll do..
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7 should be ok and about max in your tank. IMO you have a tough guppy on your hands. Has she calmed down at all yet?
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