mickey mouse platty

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish' started by Nemo 2, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. Nemo 2

    Nemo 2 Bristle Worm

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    my sister has a small 20 gallon with some mickey mouse plattys and she wanted to know why are they always laying on the botom.
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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  4. Linda

    Linda Feather Duster

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    I have two of them in my FW tank and, unless they're scrambling for food, they are swimming in the middle of the tank. Don't know why they'd be at the bottom all the time.
     
  5. Nemo 2

    Nemo 2 Bristle Worm

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    they eat fine but when she walks in the room she sees them sometimes in the bottom just laying like some lazy fish.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Well I can't speak for that type of fish, but that sounds like behavior I've seen in other fish in the saltwater world. Like fish sleeping in barnacles, that kind of stuff... Just going off of what you are saying, maybe they are alright. Have you seen them do this for yourself?

    Edit: jeez... am I suggesting that your sister is lying? Maybe I should stay out of this??!?? :)
     
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  7. ReefPlayground

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    thats not good. check the water parameters (if the fish are still living at this point) could be lack of aeration, temperature issues, or a few other things. get your water tested
     
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  9. BlackSwords11

    BlackSwords11 Plankton

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    it isn't good, unless it is searching for food it shouldn't be sitting around.
     
  10. reefchaos

    reefchaos Flamingo Tongue

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    my guess is poor water conditioning.. and stress out... u should take ur water to a lps and have them test it out... acclimation is important too if you do it right