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post #1 of 5 Old 09-09-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Platy question. v. Hiding

I have 4 platies in my 30g tank with other community fish, 2 Mickey Mouse and 2 Red Wag. The MM's are very active and swim all the time, the 2 red platies seem to like to hide in the plants or the cave. Any ideas on why only the reds like to hide?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-09-2009, 03:15 PM
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How long have they been in the tank? I have seemed to notice that specific fish in a species hide more than others, so maybe it is just their personality or maybe they are truly sick. From the information given I cannot make an accurate conclusion.

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(1) 125 Gallon Saltwater FOWLR
(1) 55 Gallon Community
(2) 29 Gallons -Livebearers - Saltwater (Live rock)
(2) 10 Gallons -Dwarf Puffers
(1) 2 Gallon- Baby tank
(3) 1 Gallons- Baby Livebearers
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-09-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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They've been in there for about 3 days. I added some more plants today and they seem to be swimming around a lot more. It was really funny that is was just the reds and not the MMs.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-10-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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I actually noticed them mating last night. I've never had Platys so this was new to me, heck, its been 15+ years since we've had a tank. Now the reds are swimming free like they were when I introduced them to the tank. It seems the MMs are doing the same thing now. Time to get ready for babies.....maybe.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-26-2009, 04:57 PM
well good luck and tell me how it goes
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