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Posted 10/4/2010 1:40:06 PM
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I recently got a guppy, molly, and a platy, all of which live in the same tank.  The molly and the guppy are typically active but the platy is always at the top of the tank right below the water line "swimming in place".  Is something wrong with the platy or is this typical?

Thanks for the help!

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Posted 10/5/2010 4:23:20 AM


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My one does the same thing.  He should be fine.

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Posted 6/24/2011 11:52:47 PM


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Just for the record, all of these fish are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more.

I agree with finding john, I have several healthy platys that hang out at the top of the tank. I believe it is normal.


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Female Platy Tank
10 gallon tank (20" x 10" x 12") -
Current Occupants: 1 adult platy, 4 juvenile platy, 2 fry platys.
Future Occupants: 6 cherry shrimp
Running Since: March 2009; 3 of approximately 9 gallons changed every other Sunday; tap water is dechlorinated.

Male Platy Tank
20 gallon tall tank (24" x 12" x 16") - Current Occupants: 3 adult platy, 3 1 juvenile panda cories
Future Occupants: 3 more platy, 3 5 more panda cories, and 1 or 2 gourami, variety undecided
Running Since: June 2013; 6 of approximately 18 gallons changed every other Sunday; tap water is dechlorinated.
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