Platies questions

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ChiLady

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OK group, I have 5 Platies that like to hide away in the tank. They only come out of hiding when I feed them, and then only to dart out and back into the greenery I have supplied them for their shelter. So my question is, what is a good fish that can be in the same tank as them. But one that will be out in the open?
 

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How big is the tank and what else is in the tank now?
 

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Platies don't usually hide away and how long have they been in the tank? How big is the tank?
 

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Hi,

May be your platies are affected by the fish tank cycle your tank may undergo.

By the way, how big is your tank? It would be helpful if you can come up with the Ammonia/Nitrite readings.
 

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Hi Chilady, my Platties share a tank quite happily with Mollies and Swordtails.. if you go for a mix of colors and stick to the three females to one male ratio, you'll have a great visual experience plus happy fish.. whether or not you can safely add more fish though, rests on how big your aquarium is.. if you're not sure, just measure length, width and depth, post your findings and I'll see if I can do a conversion for you to litres or gallons.
 

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That is strange that the Platys are hiding. They are usually bold, curious, and friendly. Mine used to come up and nip me when I did water changes. Sometimes fish will hide though if they are newly introduced to a tank, if they are sick, or if they are being bullied by one individual.
 
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