Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-23-2020, 10:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 1
Swordtail harassing only one female

Hello, new to the forum. ESL.

I have 4 swordtails, 1 male and 3 females. I originally had only one female but died from stress because of harassment from the male, after I got 3 females (one orange and two yellow) to balance it out. Male is orange and all are about 2"

Current issue: my male only harasses one female (both orange) and he doesn't care for the other 2 females, even one of them developed a "sword". My orange female is EXTREMELY stressed I'm worried about her dying, he chases her all day and finds her eveytime (there are plants, driftwood and hiding places). What should I do? should I get more orange swordtails? my LFS said it didn't matter the color, but clearly it does.

Tank info:
26gal
Planted
NO2 0 (API)
NO3 < 20ppm (sera strip)
pH 5.5 (pH meter and PRODAC liquid test)
Temp 78F (analog and digital termometer)

Stock:
9 neon tetra
7 corydoras sp
4 swordtails (1M:3F)
2 German blue ram (1M:1F)
3 Zebra danio

I'm aware that its "kinda" overstocked, tank was a rescue.
__________________

__________________
ddrojass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2020, 10:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
charliebankston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Texas Gulf coast
Posts: 713
The one that developed a sword is male, of I'm not mistaken
__________________

__________________
charliebankston is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2020, 09:48 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliebankston View Post
The one that developed a sword is male, of I'm not mistaken
Correct.
https://animals.mom.com/the-differen...h-4251634.html


Ddrojass, i think you want more FEMALES.
__________________
Ktownmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
female, male, sword, swordtail, tail

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Male rainbow harassing juvenile female Potluck Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 12-09-2017 11:20 AM
Guppies harassing Swordtail wxruss8 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 02-15-2016 07:11 PM
Female Swordtail or Female Platy dasaint Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 01-19-2012 07:26 PM
Male convict harassing female KonvictKeeper Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 12-07-2011 10:05 PM
Tang harassing Shrimps TriggerHappy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-03-2003 12:07 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.