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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2017

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    A guppy to get you started. - Slaphppy7   Have a beer for being another sports fan ;-) - steeler58   Here's a super rare guppy lol - AmazonJoe   Merry Christmas - steeler58   


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Most male livebearers will most of the time get along fine, I've heard different stories when it comes to male swordtails but platies are usually pretty docile with each other ;-)
    Male swords will fight to the death occasionally. I have a male and three females and they are about the tamest fish in my tank. Guppies will usually just tear fins. Last week a gal posted a PIC of her guppy with a bloodied gonopodium and thought it was disease. It died and a couple days later she caught the culprit. A male guppy tore the gonopodium off another guppy while she was watching. THAT is male aggression. I've never had a guppy nearly that vicious.

  2. #12

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    Jul 2015
    Hengelo (Ov), the Netherlands

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    thanks for showing us your white platinum roundtails - RiversGirl   


    2 Not allowed!
    Dominance "can" occur in most every tank wether it contains just males or females or both genders. I deliberately used the word "can" between brackets for it doesn't have to be. But there are certain triggers for showing dominance.

    Devoted aquarist ever since early 1970's...
    Breeder of rare livebearers...
    Specific focus on guppies (fancy, wild and wildtype) and endlers (wild and fancy)...
    Breeder, exhibitor & aquaristic consultant

  3. #13

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    Feb 2018

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    Welcome to the forum.  Here's a fast-growing plant. - WhistlingBadger   


    0 Not allowed!
    I kept multiple male platies together, and they don't get along well. In one case, one male became so dominant that the other male died from the stress. They were the only 2 platies in a 10 gallon.
    Edit- It does depend on the fish though.

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