Platy Nipping At Dg Gourami

  1. S

    SirGeoffery Initiate Member

    Title says it all, introduced a gourmai to a group of 4 platys, 2 male platys, 2 female platys. In the tank also is 6 bloodfin tetra, and 5 cory's. 100L tank

    One of the female blue micky mouse platy's follows my powder blue DG and and nips at him... is this standard? My DG seems a little annoyed.
     




  2. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    Well hopefully she'll get bored with harassing him, and will also figure out that hs tendrils or whatever they're called are not food lol...it sometimes can be standard, but usually that behavior won't last all that long. But if she continues to do that non-stop, then there may be a problem.
     
  3. OP
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    SirGeoffery Initiate Member

    How long is too long?
     
  4. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    About a week, 2 weeks tops.
     
  5. OP
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    SirGeoffery Initiate Member

    Cool thanks, I went and got a bunch of plants and made him some more hiding spots in the mean time
     
  6. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    Oh yes, good call there! More refuge may accelerate his discouragement from her harassment. Wise call wise call...
     
  7. OP
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    SirGeoffery Initiate Member

    Yep they seem to be doing a lot better with the added plants and driftwood, I think probably time has helped also, thanks for your advice.