How can I keep the lyretail molly from chasing and killing other male mollies?
Answer Hi Darshan All male Mollies in my observance of keeping them, have been aggressors toward other male Mollies, as well as other small fish. Male Mollies should be solo in a tank with other females. This applies to all male Mollies whether Lyretail, Dalmatian, Black, Gold or what have you. Sometimes, I’ve really had no choice but to put more than one male Molly together, but they have been Black Mollies. What I have noticed, is sometimes it actually isn’t aggression, but rather a playful game of chase. If my Mollies are just chasing each other but not fighting with physical contact, or upsetting others in the tank, I generally leave them be. You really shouldn’t punish them for doing what comes naturally to them. If the Lyretail is killing the others, this isn’t just a playful chase and he needs to be removed from the tank and not put with other male Mollies. You should start another tank with him and the females that you bought. But not put him with any other male Mollies, or sma