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post #1 of 3 Old 05-22-2011, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question Water temp for platies

This question soung stupid but i'm new to the fish world and i need to know the best temp for platies. Mine aren't moving to much and i thinks its because of the temp.

Right now i'm keeping it at 78 degrees farinheit
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-22-2011, 08:54 AM
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Hi martian,

Welcome to TFK. Recommended temp. for platys is around 76f. Check out the Tropical Fish Profiles link at the top of the page (second from left in the dark blue bar on the main page).

When you say they're not moving around much, are they sluggish and pale? How long have they been in the tank? Is the tank cycled? Do you have readings for ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte, ph?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-22-2011, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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thank you my fish are doing better now after i changed the temp and tested the water. the water was fine so it had to be the high temp. thanx again
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