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Old 04-05-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation CRAZY swordtails

i know that when a male swordtail is chasing a female its trying to mate but what if the female chases the male. i bought 1 male and 1 female swordtail on Friday 4/1/11. the male leaves the female alone but the female will kick into high gear and chase the male in circles until the female gets distracted by the fry net.

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Maybe she's trying to show dominance? Haha
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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Maybe she's trying to show dominance? Haha
hahaha lol but do you have any idea why she is doing it???


i don't think its for
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #4
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mine does that when she is trying to get him to leave her alone
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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mine does that when she is trying to get him to leave her alone
o ok but even if the male is on the other side the female goes into full speed and chases him
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if thats the case...then ive got no idea.maybe shes trying to claim everything as her territotory and is trying to chase him out?
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if thats the case...then ive got no idea.maybe shes trying to claim everything as her territotory and is trying to chase him out?
alright thanks everyone so far

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Old 04-06-2011, 01:27 AM   #8
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Sounds typical of us females lol
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Its a back and forth thing in my tank as well...you get days where the male chases the female....one does feel sorry, come the next day, tables are turned and he his hiding between plants to get away from her
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Thanks dylan, Alex, Flossie and warthog
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Does the male happen to have a large bank account?
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i have seen my female chase my male then the other way around it maybe natural i have mollies they are probally a breeding pair
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i have seen my female chase my male then the other way around it maybe natural i have mollies they are probally a breeding pair
Thats understandable mollymania but ONLY my female chases my male. The male never chases the female.
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hm..... well mabey the male did something to get the female angry ?? or mabey she just dosnt like him... thats always possible. mabey she is just ... eh i dont know..... hm...nothing i can find.... try getting more and putting them in there.... it might help
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Normally with swordtails when you have 1 male and 1 female the constant attempts from the male to breed with the female, the female tends to get grumpy and aggressive towards the male. I normally try to to stick to a 3:1 female to male ratio.
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