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i just got a new tank and I'm wondering what fish to put in it. i was thinking of putting one male betta, 6 red wagtail platys (4 females and 2 males). and then maybe 4 mickey mouse plays (3 female and 1 male). would these fish all be compatible with each other. im also hoping to have some fry so i set up a thick forest in the corner of my tank. :D you think these would be too many fish? thanks
i decided im just gonna get the one male betta and then the 6 wagtail platys. i have a 20 long aquarium. how many fish would be the max that i should put in there? what are some other nice fish that i might be able to put in instead of the mickey mouse platys if i want some more fish later on?
Well, assuming the livebearers don't overpopulate your tank, bottom dwellers like cories would be nice. Or maybe some kind of tetra - they tend to have very light bioloads. Cardinal tetras look really cool against my sunburst & red coral platies. Maybe even some kind of dwarf cichlid...
Tiger Barbs can and many times will nip the fins of any fish slower than them. This doesn't leave many fish to choose from. I would steer you away from the Tiger barb, Platys and gourami could work. Maybe one gourami. They can be agressive if you end up with a couple males which would in my view be probable.
The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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