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  1. Platy food varieties

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all! I have a new hobby because I made a bet with my husband that he couldn't win me a goldfish at the fair! Well he did! After having the goldfish in a 1.5 gallon tank for a bit and treating him just in case he had something we have now upgraded to a 10 gallon and added 2 platies and 2 fancy...
  2. lone platy okay?

    Livebearers
    I have had a number of problems with keeping platies over the last few months. One i think was just sickly from the store and died only a week after i got him, he was replaced for free by the store. His replacement (sunset platy) started out robust and healthy and was doing great until i noticed...
  3. Rescued Male Platy help

    Livebearers
    Hey, all. I recently came into possession of a single male platy. I've never owned platys before, so Im a bit nervous! I'm not new to fish as a whole, though- so I've got that covered. Here's some back story, feel free to skip, but this may help answer my questions.. Two girls down the hall...
  4. Platys - Cause problem in my new aquarium

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    As a beginner, I started with a 5 gallon fish tank in which I have a pair of mickey mouse platys, a pair of small angelfish and 3 pairs of guppies a week back. The male platy doesnt seem aggressive with the rest in the daytime but each morning I found few of my fishes dead and now am left with...
  5. Platy help/suggestions/water issues

    Livebearers
    I recently had a 10 gallon tank with 4 platy. Yes, I know, I had 3 males and one female, which isn't good. However, all my males were very peaceful, didn't harass the female or each other at all. It was the female that was a character! She chased and harassed all the others continuously, though...
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