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So today I went and picked up 3 red wag platies. I have a 10 gallon fully cycled tank and these are the first fish I have gotten for it. I told the girl I wanted 2 females and one male. She said she would make sure that is what I got. It was hard to get a good look at them and now that they are home, I've noticed I have 2 males and 1 female. The female is very active already after being in the tank foe just over 2 hours and the two males are still figuring things out.
My question now is:
Should I go back to the store and change one of the males for a female? Or wait a few days and decide if I should just have all males.
I'm getting stressed out over this and I don't want my fish getting stressed out so I just need some advice from someone more experienced.
I would go back and get another female. Usually you want atleast a 1:2 male to female ratio if not more females. Seeing how it's only a 10 gal. tank I'd definitely not try and push it with more than one male incase they do get aggressive the other won't be able to get away.
I'm going to bring one of the males back today and get another female.
If I get another kind of platy does it make a difference? Like if I have a male and female red wag and a female mickey mouse platy?
From what I understand no it doesn't but maybe someone else could confirm it?
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