About 2 weeks ago I bought 4 platies for my new 5 gal
. tank. A risky venture, since I hadn't cycled the tank and had to introduce them to my betta which I was given as a gift in a glass vase (and found out it's inhumane to do that so hence the aquarium).
Okay- 2 weeks later after introducing bacteria colonies to the tank my water tests
0ppm for Ammonia, and
0ppm for Nitrites
I've been observing the fish closely during this period to make sure they're not going to drop dead on me, since the tank looks cycled, but I'm waiting to be sure.
I have 2 female, 2 male platies. Lately the male has been pursuing the two females in the tank, pretty hardcore. Is that courting? He isn't attacking them, just following them around, while fending off the other male, who sulks in the bottom corner of the aquarium
I don't know if I can do an exchange, but I'm thinking about switching that male for a female.
I'm not sure if one of my platies is pregnant, or just full grown. It's bigger than the other female platies and the belly looks more distended. I have no pictures of what female platies should look like.
The betta, by the way, is pretty lacksidasical- at first he was agitated with the fish in the tank and they could never get close without him flaring up, but now they can swim right next to him and he ignores them most of the time.