Originally Posted by Matt68005
Dude don't quote me or il'l quote you right back. Maybe if you have ever read a book about guppies (yes i know how old fashioned, a book made out of paper) you would know that. The first fish in the tank has pecking order over the next fish in the tank, true with guppies just like alot of animals.
Hi, here's an idea, cut out the attitude. The guy just responded to your post saying he has never heard of what you were claiming. In turn you are welcome to respond and further explain your point, but you don't have to do it defensively or take it personal, because it's not. Being quoted just means that someone is specifically addressing a statement that someone else made, it's for clarification more than anything.
What you are talking about isn't something common that people talk about very often. Guppies don't have a very complex social order compared to something like cichlids, for example. Book or not, keeping several different livebearer species as well as other fish types can lead to this conclusion. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, because I have had aggressive guppies both male and female in the past, but it's not normative behavior with these fish.
If you want an example, take a tank with an established group of guppies and throw in a few new ones. Now do the same with a tank of african cichlids or sa/ca
cichlids. Compare results.