Why is my male guppy biting my female?

Why is my male guppy biting my female?

During mating season, male guppies either attract females with their brightly-colored bodies or harass smaller females into mating by nipping and chasing them. The females usually only mate with the most attractive males to ensure the production of high-quality offspring.

Why is my male guppy chasing my female Molly?

It sounds like the guppies being male are trying to mate with the Molly, who is a female. If she looks like this insert, it is a female. So you would need to add a couple more females and don’t worry about breeding, if they have babies in the tank, they will be removed by the others.

Why are my guppies nipping at each other?

Seeing guppy fish chasing each other isn’t uncommon at all. In fact, it’s normal mating behavior. Usually, you’ll see males chasing female fish all the time as they’re trying to mate. If chasing isn’t accompanied by fin nipping or fighting, it’s part of their normal behavior and you shouldn’t become too alarmed.

Will male guppies kill females?

Can Guppies Kill Each Other? It’s entirely possible that guppies male or female can kill other guppies in their tank. If you don’t remove a bully or aggressor, then the chances of another guppy in your tank dying are going to increase. While it’s not as likely that they’ll outright kill each other by attacking.

How do you know if guppies are mating?

Male guppies will bend their spine to the side and will start flaring, dancing, and jiggling around female guppies. I can ensure you, that there is nothing wrong with your fish. This is the mating behavior of guppies. Males will do this mating ritual all day long.

Can a guppy get a molly pregnant?

Is guppy and molly hybrid possible? Yes, it is possible under certain circumstances. If you have male and female guppies in the tank, and male and female mollies, it will be hard to cross-breed. However, if you have just one male guppy and two or three female mollies, this will be possible to cross-breed.

Can platy mate with guppy?

Guppies and platies are two different families. Guppies are from the Poeciliidae family, while platies are from the Xiphophorus. This means, guppies and platies can’t crossbreed, so no matter how hard you would like to have a guppy platy hybrid, it is impossible.