So I have 2 platies in a ten gallon aquarium, one male and one female (I will be getting a female buddy soon so that my current female isnt picked on by the male as much). What fish is/are small enough to fit in a ten gallon with three platies. Also, please take into cosideration water parameters. Thanks for your input!
What are your water parameters? Do you plan on keeping any of the fry(baby fish) that will inevitably appear?
Well, like I said, my test kit should arrive today ( if the fedex guy doesnt get stuck in the snow lol). I do know that my ph is AROUND 8.0-8.3. My nitrites are 0 ppm. And that is about all that I know. I have a net breeder for the babies and plan to save what I can hold and then sell them to my LFS. Then I will use the credid for RO water for my 47 gal. that I plan to set up soon.
Sorry, I thought that I said that before...oops. my test kit came and here are the params.
Nitrates=0 ppm (a little weird that nitrates were 0 but I tested twice and I am ok with It)
Gh= 125.3 ppm
Thanks for the help!
Probably could add one more female platy and then either do the same 1 male 3 female guppy or maybe endler.
That's kind of what I was thinking. I was also interested in keeping swordtails. Do you think that that would work or do they have a bigger bio-load? Thanks for the help!
If you only have the platies for now, you may want to lowewr the temperature as they fare better at lower temps(but not too low). Same with swords.
hmmm. I have never heard of that before. It is at 79 degrees F right now. What temp would you recommend?
73-76 seems to be the best
they can go as low as 68.
from what I have read as well as my own experiance higher temps leads to health problems including shortened life span
Interesting. Thank for the input! What other fish might do well in my tank? I was thinking maybe cories and guppies. But would adding cories be too much? Also, what snails and/or shrimp would you guys recommend?
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