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post #1 of 12 Old 05-15-2007, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
platys?

Sorry if its spelled platies
Any ways....do these guys NEED salt?
How many could fit in a 20 gallon tank?

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-15-2007, 07:20 PM
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They do well in brackish waters, but also will do just fine in freshwater. Most are kept in freshwater anyway so are already acclimatised. If there are other tankmates, don't add salt.

You could have 4-6 probably, but remember that they will breed profusely, so whatever you have, will have been multiplied by 10 in a short time.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-15-2007, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
OK thank you =D
I have a friend that has a big 150 gallon community aquarium if needed =)
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-15-2007, 08:27 PM
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I've been considering the dwarf platies this last while...

Think I might try them down the road...when I have room in my community tank...

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-15-2007, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
They are cute little boogers :D
Do you guys think 2 little african dwarf frogs would be OK in there with the platys, considering their both peaceful species?
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-16-2007, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Oh yeah, and would cory catfish eat the platys fry?
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Oh yeah, and would cory catfish eat the platys fry?
Yes!

I thoguht not a while back, then my cories ate molly fry and this was after I thoguht they were far too big to fit in their mouths - I see no reason why platty fry would be any different.
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-16-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Thats interesting! Do you think its bad for them? Or is it good food for them, like live brine shrimp?
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Thats interesting! Do you think its bad for them? Or is it good food for them, like live brine shrimp?
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I've been considering the dwarf platies this last while...
I have not seen dwarf platies. These are probably stunted or runts which are the same as the balloon mollies being deformed fish.

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Thats interesting! Do you think its bad for them? Or is it good food for them, like live brine shrimp?
I would imagine it's good for them but be warned - it's pretty gruesome! It's not like most fish eating other fishes where it's one bite and they're away! They suck on them for a good while before they can swallow - poor wee things. Mine weren't eaten intentionally - I put them in thinking they would be alright as they seemed far to big - but it seems not. They were slow eating them though so luckily I managed to save most of them.
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