09-04-2010, 03:49 AM
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I noticed tonight that all three of my platies are rubbing or flicking against plants and ornaments. They aren't doing it constantly, but often enough to cause me some concern. Two of them were added a few days ago. One seems to be doing well in spite of the itching and the other is spending a lot of time in a back corner and not eating much. I was hoping she was just stressed from moving. Water is testing zero for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. I can't see any white spots on the fish, so I can't diagnose Ich. Is there anything else that would cause the itchy behavior? I'm reluctant to try any treatments until I know for sure what this is.