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Old 06-09-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Serious Dwarf Gourami Aggression against my Molly

My dwarf gourami is showing a lot of aggression against my silver molly. In my whole tank with guppies, platies and neon tetras, he only viciously chases my silver molly and goes around the tank looking around for my poor scared and newly introduced molly, what should I do now to stop this?
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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I heard the best thing to do is to seperate them if possible, move the dwarf out for a few days. This will give the molly a break, and let him establish some area. When the dwarf comes back he will be the new kid on the block.
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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K, but now there is another problem, my molly is bullying my platies. My platies did nothing bad to my mollies and are the most peaceful fish in the tank, but the mollies gives my pair some bad nips to the face, what do I do now with my molly, it looks soo nice.
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What size is your tank? Do you only have one dwarf gourami? I have 2 dwarf gourami's and they like to chase after one another, but they leave the other fish in my tank alone. Maybe your gourami needs a mate. What about your mollies, how many of those do you have?
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Couldn't you just put the platies with the dwarf gourami? What did you do to seperate him anyway?
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K, my dwarf gourami is now getting sort of restles from chasing the molly so the molly is alright, but now my new problem is that it now is the mean one and is hurting my two sunset platies. What shoud I do?
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id say the molly has to go somewhere else. if the dwarf gourami quiets down though.
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:43 PM   #8
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The dwarf has now quiets but now the mollies is harassing my platies really badly, I think I am going to have to return him tomorrow.
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