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post #1 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 07:04 PM
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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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post #3 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 07:40 PM
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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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post #4 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
yeah that sounds pretty good
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post #5 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:01 PM
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Or better yet put your pleco thats in your 10 gallon in this 40 gallon.

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
by himself? or with trpicals?
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post #7 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:08 PM
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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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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #8 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
will he get bigger?
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:23 PM
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That depends on what kind of pleco he is. Could you post a picture of him?

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #10 of 14 Old 01-11-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
no can do:p i dont have a opperating camera. i live in the stone age:)
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