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post #1 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
Green Lantern Platy staying in one corner

I was going to get one more Hifin Platy so my Swordtail would not be as aggressive to the hifin, but all they had were Green Lanterns. I got two of them, and they seem to be staying in the same corner of my 10 gallon tank. One bold one sometimes swims around a bit. The Hifin seems REALLY happy now, because he is staying with the green lanterns. My question is, is that normal behavior? And, I was going to get a larger tank, but they were a bit expensive, so I will get one next week. I was looking at a 20 gallon tank.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 06:50 AM
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How long have you had them? It may just take them time to get used to their new surroundings, or there may be some aggression or dominance you are missing. Keep a close eye on the offender.

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Both of the green lanterns are now swimming around. All of the fish look much happier now.
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
A friend gave me a box of Tetra Water Clarifier tablets. Do you recommend that I use them?
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 05:13 PM
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No I do not. I always recommend to steer clear of anything with the name tetra. If you need to clarify your water, run some carbon for a few days to a week in a mesh media bag or your filter. Purigen also clarifies water super, but it can be pricey. It is rechargeable though.

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-21-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Really? Why don't you like Tetra? My tank, filter, heater, and food is from tetra
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-22-2013, 05:32 AM
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-22-2013, 05:38 AM
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Mostly because of some of their practices, like their advertising. Showing photos of goldfish in bowls and overstocked tanks.They did a segment on morning tv once to show how "easy" it is to set up saltwater...in a BOWL with a clownfish and a seahorse.
They are mostly geared towards being cheap and big box stores. Their equipment can be faulty-keep an eye on that heater. Although I do have a couple whisper air pumps. Food, it's not high quality. New Life Spectrum{aka NLS} would be a better choice.

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post #9 of 10 Old 10-22-2013, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
Well I suppose we can both have our own opinions. Anyways, the HiFin swam right up to me this morning, and the green lanterns soon did the same.
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-13-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
They seem to be doing well! They outlasted Skippy ( the carnival goldfish) by a month already!
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