02-24-2013, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by avraptorhal
2 sunset platys, 2 Mickie Mouse, 1 Serpae Tetra
Yes, I've forgotten the exact name of all but there are Anubia, Sword, Val, Crypt, Hygrophilia diformis, Java Fern
Weekly, 25% to 30%
77deg F., ammonia - 0, Nitrite - 0, Nitrate >10<20
Nothing stands out here as a problem (re the water).
I don't know your level of experience, so I will just make some observations which may or may not be known already. Platy do like to stay near the surface, they feed from the surface so this is a natural behaviour as they would be searching for insects landing on the surface. With all the water movement from the old filter, it may have been too strenuous on them, but now they are more settled and will show more natural behaviours. Just a thought.
By the way, one Serpae Tetra is almost certainly going to cause you trouble. This is a shoaling fish, requiring a good sized group (8 is minimum, more is better), and it has a well-deserved reputation as a fin nipper. Such behaviours are usually intensified when the group is less than 8. Given the tank size, you could do a group of Serpae but this would basically limit any other fish to zero. Another option would be to return the lone Serpae and select a peaceful shoaling fish from among the tetra. Click the shaded name to read more about the species.