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Rip 03-01-2011 06:34 PM

male/female ratio
for platies and guppies, most sources say that the minimum ratio is 1 male to 2 females, or even more females if possible. but if i don't want babies, is there any harm to having all males, or all females. like would they get depressed if they didn't have the opposite sex to mingle with? or even cause harm to a female who was never able to give birth?

also with platies, instead of getting alot of the same kind, i prefer to just get one of each kind that i like. does that bother platies, when they're forced to co-exist with a bunch of single species, instead of more of their own colors and patterns? thx.

- Rip -

fish joey 03-01-2011 06:54 PM

Hey there.. my experience has been guppies all males or all females fine.. males chase each other but thats what they do...dont mix female platys with male guppies they will chase.. they are relentless.I removed my platys from them but have read they can breed? good luck :lol:

Guppie luver 03-01-2011 07:02 PM

Ok so first, the platys will be fine they are just diffrent coloers they are still the same so they won't mind and you can have all males or all females just remember males have mor color. Dose this anserw all your questions?

Rip 03-01-2011 07:27 PM

yes thx guys

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