DarthRevan Posted October 23, 2021 Share Posted October 23, 2021 So I’ve had my 40 breeder set up a while now. I have a betta, 4 adult platies, 5 juveniles, and one of the females just had about 20 fry. The adults are 2 males and 2 females. One male constantly harasses and chases the other, and I know it’s because the M/F ratio is off. None of my LFS could give me females, every time I got home it would end up being a male and I’d have to take it back. I found a local breeder who assured me I have 5 female juveniles now, however that didn’t lower the aggression at all. My betta is super, super peaceful and he’s been getting beat up pretty bad. It always happens at night, first he had some chunks taken out of his fins, now his dorsal fins are completely gone and someone’s taking chunks out of his tail. I’m not sure which one is doing it. It could be the aggressive one, although he never pays attention to the betta during the day. The one that gets chased doesn’t always get to eat, so it could be him. Or it could be the female that was pregnant because she’s been super aggressive lately too. I can’t find anyone to rehome the platies, no one wants them apparently haha. So I just got a separate tank today and I’m setting it up to have the betta by himself with maybe some Pygmy Cory’s. My question is, I still want a centerpiece fish for my main tank. Would a pair of Apistos hold their ground against the bullies, or should I just give up and let the platies run the tank? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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