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jd8521 09-09-2009 12:36 PM

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?

MonsiuerPercy1 09-09-2009 03:15 PM

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.

jd8521 09-09-2009 08:39 PM

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.

jd8521 09-10-2009 12:09 PM

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.

biokid101 09-26-2009 04:57 PM

well good luck and tell me how it goes

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