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Old 06-30-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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poorly platy?

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My platy occasionally flicks off a plant is that behaviour or is there something wrong?
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What do you mean by "flicks off a plant"?
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Flashing. It could be a number of things. First thing I would do is test the water for nitrites and ammonia. If I have an ammonia spike for any reason, I will start to see some flashing. It irritates their gills.

If that's ok, I would watch the fish closely for ich--tiny salt-grain appearing white spots.

Could also be some other parasite irritating them like gill flukes.


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Mine do that after feeding sometimes as well.
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