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post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Do platies need company?

I got a big school of serpae tetra yesterday, bu they were in the same tank as a school of orange mickey mouse platy. Since their color was so similar and they were only a tiny bit bigger than the tetra, I accidentally ended up with one platy in the mix. Do they school? Do I need to get more? Is it ok if I only got 1 or 2 more, or do they need a bigger group like tetras do?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-27-2013, 08:58 AM
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Yes platy are group oriented fish.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-27-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so when I get more, do they have to be the same color as each other?


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post #4 of 4 Old 11-27-2013, 09:49 AM
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No, you can mix and match them.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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