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Old 06-08-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question on hiding platy....

I bought a pair of platy's a few months back. The female was pregnant at the time I bought her. The male chased her all over the tank, and after a few weeks I moved him to a separate tank, leaving the female as the lone platy in an otherwise peaceful tank. She gave birth (I found 2 of the fry I have since been raising) and now she just sits at the bottom of the tank most of the time in a little cave area. Is this normal behavior from a platy? She's been pretty dormant for at least a good month now. She comes out at feeding time and then goes back to being shy. Should I be concerned?
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how long after you took the male out did she start? maybe it has something to do witht hat.

did you change anything else?
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Nothing has changed in the tank. I took the male out probably a good month before she started acting so shy. It was probably a bit after she had her babies that she started just sitting at the bottom under shelter of my caves. She looks healthy, and has been doing this now for weeks I would say.
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do you think she is an older platy or still young? because my g/f's year old platy's chill out in the caves and dont do much but eat and rest
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She probably is a bit older. Ok, that's cool I guess, seems like as good a reason as any I guess.
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My oldest, biggest, female platy likes to stay in the corner all by herself. She's been doing it for months. She is at least 2.5 years old. So it is probably normal..
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