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jenniewren
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PostPosted: 2011.01.11(Tue)22:21    Post subject: broody guppys Reply with quote

I have recently moved 2 adult guppys and their 2 ofspring(1 male 1 female) into my new (much larger) tank I also have 1 sailfin pleco and now 3 rummy-nose tetras. I have found that the younger male is following "his mum" around the tank and the adult male"dad" seems to be guarding one corner of the tank and chases his son away if he comes near...is this some sort of mating ritual because I don't realy fancy the idea of incest going on Confused thanks Smile
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.01.12(Wed)4:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fish don't care about incest.

It is not usual for guppies to guard an area unless the tank lacks surface shade to give a feeling of security.
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2011.01.12(Wed)7:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. No ritual here. The young male sees the female as something to mate with, and the larger male sees the younger male as competition. They don't think of each other as parents, siblings, etc.
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2011.01.12(Wed)11:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, guppies get their colorings and fins from being inbred for generations.
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