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    I have 2 male guppies, 2 male platys and 3 neons in a 20 gal tank. The problem is the 2 male guppies constantly harrass the platys. I also have noticed the platys chasing each other. Is this normal or a male thing? I purposely didn't get any females, because I didn't want a tank full of guppies. Thanks!!

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    Sorry, originally posted in wrong thread. New to forums also.... I have 2 male guppies, 2 male platys and 3 neons in a 20 gal tank. The problem is the 2 male guppies constantly harrass the platys. I also have noticed the platys chasing each other. Is this normal or a male thing? I purposely didn't get any females, because I didn't want a tank full of guppies. Thanks!!

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    How Much cover is there in the tank? Adding some might help to lessen the interaction.

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    sorry, can't figure out how to get pic from phone to thread. I have 3 fake plants and one large 8 x 6 shipwreck in the middle. The ship does have a 2" bubbler under it so the fish don't go in it much.

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    I had a bunch of guppies before, and then they had a 100+ bunch of guppies and i can assure you that, that is normal guppy behaviour. It's not aggressiveness, it's just playtime!
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    If it were me with your tank I get more guppies. You only have 2 and that's not a proper school. If you increased that number to at least 5 I doubt you would continue to have issues. Even if there was aggression it would be only among the other guppies and spread around among the 5 which wouldn't hurt anyone too much. A little aggression isn't always a bad thing. It only becomes a bad thing when you see nipped fins or dead fish.

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    Chansons is normal with livebearers of both sexes. If no damage is done I would not worry

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    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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    wow for me the platy are bullying the guppies

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    I listened to the people in the place I purchased the tank and a lot of what they told me is at least partially correct. I have learned from reading this forum, that my initial set up and cyle of the tank was not done right. That could be the reason I have lost fish and also why they are "mean" to each other. I need at least 3 more guppies and 3 more neons to make them feel more at home. I'm 3 weeks into this so hopefully the worst is behind me.

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