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123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 12:16 AM

Platy
 
i have a 40 gallon tank unocupied and thought id try platys. how many can be in the tank?

Calmwaters 01-11-2011 07:04 PM

First read about them here to make sure they will do well in your water:
Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) Profile
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.

fish joey 01-11-2011 07:40 PM

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

123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 08:46 PM

yeah that sounds pretty good

Calmwaters 01-11-2011 09:01 PM

Or better yet put your pleco thats in your 10 gallon in this 40 gallon.

123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 09:04 PM

by himself? or with trpicals?

Calmwaters 01-11-2011 09:08 PM

You could put him with them it would be much better than the 10 hes in now.

123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 09:10 PM

will he get bigger?

Calmwaters 01-11-2011 09:23 PM

That depends on what kind of pleco he is. Could you post a picture of him?

123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 09:25 PM

no can do:p i dont have a opperating camera. i live in the stone age:)


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