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Zephyr 05-19-2007 10:11 PM

How many?
 
How many platies can fit comfortably into a ten gallon with a 100 bio wheel filter?

Firebelly girrl 05-20-2007 12:09 AM

I would say 3-4 very comfortably but soon that number will triple in baby platies =)

Zephyr 05-20-2007 11:52 AM

And if the tank is heavily planted with extra charcoal, how many?

Falina 05-20-2007 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Zephyr
And if the tank is heavily planted with extra charcoal, how many?

3-4 I would say.

Zephyr 05-20-2007 12:26 PM

Currently I have a 2-2 male/female ration in said tank, and one male appears to have claimed the 2 females. Would this be a case where an addition of 2 more females would be okay?

Lupin 05-22-2007 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Zephyr
Currently I have a 2-2 male/female ration in said tank, and one male appears to have claimed the 2 females. Would this be a case where an addition of 2 more females would be okay?

Don't add any more fish. Platies are very prolific and your tank will soon have bioload problems. Eliminate one male instead. This is better than adding too many fish.


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