04-02-2008, 02:36 PM
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New to hobby and needing compatibility help
I'm very new. I have a 28 gallon tank, 2 Penguin 150's, a Marineland heater set to 78-79, medium to small dark substrate, fairly densely planted with soft artificial plants. I have the following:
5 happy guppies
5 happy black neon tetras
2 active male swordtails
I got bad advice at PetsMart when I got the 2 male Swordtails. The larger bullies the smaller, but so far it seems harmless, there is no damage and it isn't constant.
I'd like to keep a calm, beginner's tank. I seriously don't want any babies. I heard that Mollies or Platys would be compatible with everyone, but especially for the Swordtails because they are in the same family and that the addition of about 4 mixed girls might interest the Swordtail boys enough to mostly ignore each other. I also thought about not mixing with the Swordtails any further and maybe just adding a single male or female Gourami. I don't want any cats at this point.
Thank you very much