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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. Tropical 20 gallon tank overstocked??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone! I am new to this amazing website and also fairly new to the fish keeping hobby. I have a question about the number of fish I have. I have a 20 gallon tank and am wondering if it is overstocked or overcrowded. Inhabitants: 1 sunburst platy 2 gold twinbar platys 2 red wag platys 3...
  3. Trying to Identify 2.5 Week Old Platy Fry

    Livebearers
    I usually let nature take its course with platy fry in a community tank, but this time when I found 2 of them, I thought it might be cool to see if I could raise them. I actually ended up donating the 2 adult males I had him my main tank because they were chasing the females around so much I...
  4. Gouramis with Platys and a Bolivian Ram

    Anabantids
    I am getting ready to transfer a betta to a smaller tank, from a 20gal to a 10gal and I'm thinking about adding a Gourami to the 20gal, but I'm curious if there are any that would get along with the platys and bolivian I have in the tank right now. While I wouldn't mind a Blue Gourami, but my...
  5. New to this and wondering a few things...

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I got a lovely new 20gallon tank, about a month ago. I set it up and planted some hygrophillia and an anubis (sorry about the spelling) adding a little fertiliser to the water since the tank was brand new. Then 2 weeks ago I added 4 platys. ...I did everything the lfs told me to....so I...
  6. How many guppies for a 14 gallon? [and platies? maybe?]

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Sadly, im going to have to get rid of my Mollies. So, thatll leave three guppies in the tank, one male, two females. I was wondering how many more guppies i could fit comfortably [without babies, will explain] in my 14 gallon. [Its alot easier to handle with water changes!] The babies im not...
  7. Help identify cross bread

    Livebearers
    I have silver mollies, an orange platy and two guppies in my tank. One of them keeps having babies. They look like the silver mollies but they are brownish in color. I thought it was the mollies and platy breeding but everything I read says that's impossible. Can it be the mollies and one of the...
  8. Swordtail facts?

    Livebearers
    Hi I am thinking of putting swordtails in my tank instead of platys. How many is the minimum amount of swordtails necessary for them to be happy? (my tank description is in my signature) I don't want any babies, cuz then I'll have to take care of them, so preferably I'd like to have all males...
  9. Small fish with my Red Cherry Shrimp

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Hi, What small Tropical Fish Species can I add with my Red Cherry Shrimp? At the moment I have 6 Platys and 6 Otos with 3 Guppy fry. Thanks.
  10. one ghost shrimp not active?

    Freshwater Shrimp
    Yesterday I added two ghost shrimp to my ten gallon tank. There is a plant along with two caves and some fish. The one ghost shrimp jumps and swims and goes all over the place. The other, well it hides in the cave and I dont think it ever moves. I know it is alive, when a fish goes into it, it...
  11. Can i crossbreed these?

    Livebearers
    If i have a few platys, a few mollies, and a few guppies male and female of each can and will they crossbreed? i was just unsure and thought that would be really cool since they are all livebearing fish :P oh and does anyone have pictures of the turnouts? and will they fry be able to reproduce...
  12. Question about Platy: Sitting at bottom of tank, not eating

    Livebearers
    Good morning everyone. I'm new to the community and a beginner in this world of freshwater aquariums. I've had goldfish growing up, but that's about it. A few weeks ago, we set up our 10-gallon tank and, once set up and cycled, purchased 3 sunset platys, 2 mickey mouse platys and a blue...
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