Like jaysee said, use aqadvisor to guide you. They will tell you stocking advice and other lifestyles like how male platy will fight each other. You could start with 1 male and 5 female platy or all 6 females (if breeding is the concern) and 6 corydora. You can add 3 female platy and 3 corydora first then let them acclimate for a couple weeks and add 3 more. What else do you plan on putting in there?Hi all,
I have a 40g freshwater tropical tank. I plan on putting only Platys (only males) and Bronze Corys in. How many of each can I keep if I want the numbers to be even?
Thanks in advance.
As to the 1 inch rule... its not very accurate as you'll come to find out with time. Aqadvisor is a really good conservative stocking site.usual formula is 1 inch of fish per gallon...however with corys' being primarily a bottom fish and plattys' being a mid range fish (where in the tank they hang the most) you could push this a bit.
Unusual mix I must say....be sure and post pics. Also if this is a brand new tank.....make sure you have your bacteria number is up or you will lose all your fish to "new tank syndrome" Just a FYI
Hope this helps