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TheVole
10-08-2010, 10:22 PM
One of my black molly a male is very aggressive to other fish. I have two plecos which he is fine with but any other fishes he just chases like there food. What do I do I am thinking of getting rid of him now as it's becoming a problem and none of my other black molly's are like and actually stay away from him. Should I get rid of him or is there a way to tame the beast.

rich311k
10-08-2010, 10:38 PM
That is not unusual for the dominate male molly in a tank. It is his territory and other fish are either driven away or mated with. Removing him may be your only option, first try adding more decorations to break up the lines of sight.

TheVole
10-08-2010, 10:50 PM
I have lots of live plants and decorations but if removing him is my only option my sister would be more then happy to take him. Also I was thinking of relocating my fish to a 20 gallon tank if he is in a new tank would he be as aggressive.

rich311k
10-08-2010, 11:33 PM
What size tank is he in now? What is the stocking?

TheVole
10-08-2010, 11:41 PM
He is in a 10 gallon tank with an adult female and 4 baby's and 2 plecos. I bought 2 other small fish (golden Molly's). I thought it would spice up the color of the tank a bit. But my big molly would have none of it, and the golden ones were both female too.

rich311k
10-09-2010, 12:24 AM
Move them to the 20, bigger if you cam. Mollies need some room to move. A ten is not adequate housing for them. I am sure your male is feeling very cramped.

TheVole
10-09-2010, 04:57 PM
OK, thanks for the advice.