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spectralflux 03-09-2012 01:34 PM

Take mates
 
I have 4 red wag platys in my one take 2males 2 females in a 20 gallon what else would be fairly easy to keep with them and add Bose more color. With them what would you suggest

I do have a small 10 gallon nursery. Tank with 5 of the above platy off spring and a few snails should I add live plants to this tank or maybe an Algie water will that help this tank. Stay healthy


Thank you
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Andarial 03-09-2012 01:48 PM

What are you water parameters? Live plants are always nice in my opinion and keep the tank healthier than a tank without live plants. I would add some floating plants to the 10 gallon as it would give the fry some security and comfort even though they aren't in danger of being eaten they like to stay near the top and it is only natural to have some cover up there.

spectralflux 03-09-2012 01:50 PM

I keep both tanks at 77 f not sure how hard the water is my ph is 7.6-7.7. If that's what your asking
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Byron 03-09-2012 08:12 PM

You could add another female (more females with males present is good to divert the males' attentions a bit from each female) but of course more fry will result. As for different fish, some substrate fish like the Whiptail Catfish would work. Not colourful, but odd and interesting, and a peaceful fish.

Andarial 03-09-2012 08:15 PM

I agree with Byron, you probably need something to clean up, so perhaps a pleco too? Bristlenose?

spectralflux 03-10-2012 04:41 PM

I have since now added 2 more female red wags you think that will be a better ration and what is the best pleco
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Byron 03-11-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by spectralflux (Post 1009257)
I have since now added 2 more female red wags you think that will be a better ration and what is the best pleco
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Fine one you like. Some get enormous (well over a foot in length) so make sure it is one of the small species. There are some that max out at 3-5 inches. The Bristlenose Pleco is one of these, click the shaded name to see the profile. The Whiptail Catfish I mentioned previously is "small" in its impact because although it may attain 5-6 inches it is very thin. It too is in the profile. Another option for substrate fish is a group (4-5) of a cory, like the Bronze Cory or the Pepper Cory. These must be in a small group, they are shoaling fish that interact socially.


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