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post #1 of 9 Old 08-31-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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10 gal Platy Tank

I have a 10 gallon freshwater tropical tank, and was told that a few platties would be a good choice to put in there. When reading about them, I saw that the minimum tank suggestion was 20 gallons. Would this be an o.k. fish to put in a 10 gallon tank? If so, how many/what gender can I keep and could I maybe keep a few bottom feeders like some corys? Thank you!
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-31-2012, 01:24 PM
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Three or four males and three of the smaller corys would work.

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Three or four males and three of the smaller corys would work.
Thank you so much! And I'm assuming correctly then that this sized tank is fine?
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-31-2012, 02:08 PM
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They are very active an dneed a 20g

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-31-2012, 02:28 PM
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They are very active an dneed a 20g
Bigger is better and they are active; however, they are active in an inquisitive, calm manner. They don't race the tank in a frenzy. IMO a few platys in a ten is fine.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-01-2012, 11:33 AM
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This is a case where it may work, but is not the best. Minimum tank sizes in the fish profiles are intended as a guide to what will be best for the fish's health long-term. This should always be our aim.

I would recommend upgrading to a larger tank if that is possible, or looking at smaller fish more suited to a 10g, of which there are many.

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-23-2012, 10:13 PM
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Yea u will be fine I raised 6 platys in a ten gallon and they thrived there and had tons on baby's
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-24-2012, 02:24 PM
Personally, I would go with fancy guppies rather than platies. They come in lots of nice colors and patterns, and they will have way more swimming room in a 10 gallon than platies will.

Apparently Sparkling Gourami can live in a small tank as well, but I have never kept them so really can't recommend them one way or the other. They are a beautiful fish and according to the profile, you could keep a group of 6 in a 10 gallon.



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post #9 of 9 Old 11-24-2012, 02:46 PM
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Yea u will be fine I raised 6 platys in a ten gallon and they thrived there and had tons on baby's

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With lotsa plants you get lotsa plattys. And the tank runs for years.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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