Ever had a male in a sorority?one of my boys recently jumped over to his tanks mates side and ripped up his fins while I was at work. shockingly Miz wasn't killed but he looked terrible. I took him out of the tank and put him in a small critter keeper and decided to float him in the girls tanks thinking it might give him more spunk to stay alive. Seemed to work. he flared at the girls as they came over to look at him and the edges of his ragged fins were looking better by the next morning.
So, I went to work and when I came back I didn't see Miz in his container. I thought ' great...he escaped and the girls probably killed him -_-' To my surprise he was freely swimming around the tank, unharassed as far as I could tell. he wasn't chasing anyone, he seemed to be dancing for the ladies more than anything.
I don't know if it's because his fins were so short from being nipped off or what but the girls didn't seem to have a problem with him being in the tank. Maybe they think he's a girl? I let him stay in the tank for the day but will contain him again before I go to sleep.