09-19-2012, 02:40 AM
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Ah, I love platy. Actually, it is kinda normal for them to swim around the bottom for anywhere from one day to a week(A week is rare though) after you first get them. Especially the girls, regardless of being pregnant. They do NOT like to be moved and put with fish they aren't used to, usually afraid and a bit stressed. But if she isn't picked at by other fish or moved around, she should recover quickly. She needs a few good hiding places and less lights for a while. When I first got new platy, I would keep the tank covered for the better part of the day, I'd leave the light on for three-five hours and then it was out again. Usually they all got over their awesome fun move within 48 hours, especially when they figured out where I feed them. =) Also, algae wafers are pretty good to give them the first day or two. Break it up into small pieces so they don't all mob it and fight over it. Although sometimes that forces them to interact and find out nobody is going to hurt them, that always upped the morale of my platy tank. Careful you don't let them eat too much though! They will eat it all if they can. =p
I used to have a big platy tank, and I had this one female that hid for a week after I got her, but she got over it. lol I had purchased her with one of her tankmates, her tankmate was just fine like yours. Just try to keep the tank covered and dark for a day, don't stare at them too much, they hate that on their first days.
*Edit* Ah, it's been a while since this was put up, I misread the date. How is your platy doing? :3
Last edited by Sylverclaws; 09-19-2012 at 02:46 AM..