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  1. Help with platies in new tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a new tank that I added fish to a week ago, and I think I've mucked up and now I'm not sure what to do. The tank is a 20 gallon tall; I got it just over a month ago, set it up with plants, filter / heater, water conditioner and quick start. I left it to run for a few weeks then...
  2. Featherfin Squeaker tankmates?

    Catfish
    Hi all, I have a Featherfin Squeaker catfish named Hoover in a 46-gal bowfront (I know he probably needs more room, but it's what I have, and I got him from someone who had him in a 10-gal tank with goldfish). He's about 7" from nose to base of tail. Tank is fully cycled with an Emperor 280...
  3. Taking care of platy fry?

    Livebearers
    We discovered some fry in our 48 gal and instead of leaving them alone like we usually do, we've decided to try to keep them alive. There are 5 fry in a breeder box right now, and at least 2 I've seen that need to be put in there. One of the fry in the breeder box can't really swim; it just lays...
  4. Mollies dying - brand new to fishkeeping - please help

    Livebearers
    Hi there, I would appreciate any help please. I am new to fishkeeping, have been wanting to start for a long time and only just took the plunge. I will relay as much information as I have and hopefully someone can give me advice. Please forgive my new-ness to fishkeeping (and don't laugh/abuse...
  5. Suggestions for 29 Gallon and 10 Gallon.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I recently came into ownership of a 29 gallon with a 75 gallon filter with a red claw crayfish, 3 mollies, and 7 platies. I was wondering if I could add any more fish to this tank? If I could I was interested in Bloodfin Tetras or more platies. Though honestly I am interested in any fish, just...
  6. Platy fry - more than one colour in one litter?

    Fish Breeding
    Hi guys and gals :-) Silly question possibly, but can you get more than one colour in a single litter of Platy fry? I'm just trying to determine whether my little ones are from one mamma or two... There's two distinct colours, some are a goldy colour and the others are clear/grey.. Oh and I...
  7. Guppies with platies?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 14 gallon tank, with four orange platies, along with a male fancy guppy, and 2 female guppies. I've heard somewhere that these fish don't get along, and they shouldn't be stocked together. They seem just fine, and I've observed no fighting/fin nipping whatsoever. First, is this...
  8. pregnant platy giving birth VERY SOON, need some spare tank advice

    Fish Breeding
    Hello, my name is Barb and I'm new here... I recently got a few sunburst platies for my 14 gallon tank. One of the females, I found out soon after, was pregnant. I did not do anything about it, and one morning when I woke up, I discovered about 10 fry squiggling around. By the next day, they...
  9. white spot on platy...not ich

    Livebearers
    Hello friends, After buying three platies for my 10 gal. aquarium from petsmart (probably not the best place to buy fish), I noticed a small white spot on one of the females.I think it might have been a small abrasion of the scales/skin. I have been treating the tank with an ich/fungal...
  10. What Fish should I choose?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just went to petco and got some blue mickey mouse platies http://shop.sweetknowleaquatics.co.uk/WebRoot/ce_uk/Shops/246260/4ADE/CA62/F29B/F06B/ADE5/C0A8/8007/7229/neon_blue_mickey_mouse_platy.jpg (2) and I was realy thinking of getting two buenos aires tetras...
  11. Starting a 10 gallon freshwater tank, have questions

    Anabantids
    Hi, I'm new to this site but since I'm going to be starting a 10 gallon (freshwater) tank soon, I thought it'd be a good idea to get some advice before making any purchases. I'm going to get a totally new tank and hood, the biggest reasons I'm going 10 gallon are the price and amount of space I...
  12. platy sex ratio issues?

    Livebearers
    hi, looking for a bit of advice, also new to the forums though I frequently browse here for info :-D I have a thirty gal aquarium with 3 male platies, three guppies, 6 dwarf cori's, and two african dwarf frogs. I would really like to get some females for my male platies, but I worry about...
  13. Tiger Barbs - Need to Know!

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hi! I have a 30 gallon bare-bottom fish tank. I was wondering if I can keep Platies and Tiger Barbs together in the same tank. I happened to have 2 Platies in the tank and introduced 2 Tiger Barbs today and they are so far doing fine. :-) I came back home and read on the internet that Tiger...
  14. I've got a baby platy - now what?

    Livebearers
    Today I discovered a little baby platy in my 75-litre tank. I'd assumed that any fry would be eaten and I presume that any other fry since the tank was established in March were eaten. This one looks like a tiny little fish. Might he still be eaten or will he get to grow up? I've never...
  15. New 35-litre tank cycling and stocking questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a newly set up 35-litre tank measuring 44cmLx42cmHx27cmW (roughly 9 US gallons, I think - 17.3"x16.5x10.62 inches). The filter has "bio-balls", then a bag of carbon wrapped in filter material, then "bio-rings". I have a 50W heater and a small airstone in there as well. I have been...
  16. Guppies/Platies

    Introduce Yourself
    hey im new here, been kinda looking around and i like this place alot of information. well about 5 months ago i started breeding platies, fell in love with them and now im trying my luck with guppys. i was just wondering if you guys have any tips or tricks or anything that would help me...please...
  17. Sunburst Platty turning black and after birth water is cloudy is this stuff normal?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello and thanks for you time. I have a female Sunburst Platy. I have had her for about a year. She is turning black. I also noticed when my fish have babies, (guppies and platies) the water gets cloudy is this normal? 1. Size of aquarium (# of gallons) 29 gal 2. Is your aquarium setup...
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