Why is one of my female guppies chasing another female guppy?
I have 3 pregnant guppies in my tank at the moment, no males as I accidentally bought all pregnant females from a pet shop. There is one dwarf guppy who seems to just wander off and do stuff by herself but the 2 normal sized guppies hang around each other more (maybe because of size and they are more alike). The most pregnant female who has a black garvid spot and the biggest belly is chasing the other big guppy who's belly isn't as big (not the dwarf because I think she isn't much of a threat to the biggest guppy). Why is she doing this?
- noselessmanLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
Pregnant fish are stressed, scared, possibly in pain, and very vulnerable. Those thing lead to aggression, defensivness, offensiveness.
- deniseLv 78 months ago
When my parents had tropical fish, they had to put the pregnant guppies in a separate 'birthing' tank inside the big tank. As some other fish would gobble up the babies as soon as they 'popped' out!