battle of the sexes
I just bought two Mickey Mouse Platties, which I love dearly, but I seem to be the only one. I have one male and one female, and even though they've been together for about a week, they still want nothing to do with each other. Although it goes both ways sometimes, the male is usually the more aggressive one and will chase the female all over the tank and I've even seen him biting at her.
I've had koi before and have seen the males gradually following the females around when it's time to breed, but I don't think that this is the case with my Platties. His actions are very quick and aggressive and the female does her best to stay out of his way at all costs.
Am I wrong and is this a sign of attraction? Will they eventually settle down and get along? Or do I need to think about changing some things?