09-13-2010, 06:49 AM
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It's not only the males bulling other males,
I've had platy males pick one female out of the entire tank full and keep all the rest chased off and not allowed out from cover, I set and watched it for awhile because this was the first time I had seen this., If one so much as showed itself he run it until it was totally hidden,.. Had alot of platies in that tank too, but all you ever saw was him and his female,..
I ended up removing him and like magic everyone slowly started to come out of hiding and the tank was very active after that, Occasional I run into other males with similar problems.. It's one reason I have thought about getting rid of my platies,,,, I'm constantly noticing males (usually younger one) spending all their time hiding or slinking to one corner, That immediately tells me hes being bullied and unless I remove him, given a few weeks he usually dies.,