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Old 01-11-2011, 01:16 AM   #1
 
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i have a 40 gallon tank unocupied and thought id try platys. how many can be in the tank?
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
 
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First read about them here to make sure they will do well in your water:
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I would say a group of 10 would be plenty because they are live bearers and will multiply pretty fast that way you have extra room for the fry.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
 
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You will have a bizillon in no time and they are pretty hardy....you could get a few females and then see what else you may want to add
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
 
yeah that sounds pretty good
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
 
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Or better yet put your pleco thats in your 10 gallon in this 40 gallon.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
 
by himself? or with trpicals?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #7
 
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You could put him with them it would be much better than the 10 hes in now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
 
will he get bigger?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #9
 
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That depends on what kind of pleco he is. Could you post a picture of him?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #10
 
no can do:p i dont have a opperating camera. i live in the stone age:)
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