Originally Posted by flip0204
all my platies were bought small skinny fish. And now they are very plump. Although I dont understand how they are often out competed for most of the food by the tiger barbs i believe i found where they were getting the extra food. I throw in two algae wafers in for my loaches pletco and snails and ive seen them grazing on them.
Yes, platies love to graze on algae. I saw this behavior often when I kept them in a 45 heavily planted. They eat like pigs when you feed the tank, but definitely are grazers as well. Platies have huge appetites!