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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sorority and Platties

Does anyone think this would be a good mix?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 05:26 PM
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I guess it could work. A better set up would be to nix the platys and just add more females. The more females you have in the sorority the less likely they are to be severely aggressive.

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Well the platties are only babies at the moment so waiting til they grow a bit. (there is only 3 of them).

My girls are pretty laid back :). I can count the fin nipping instances on one hand :).

The only "severely" thing my girls are is severely nosey lol
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I kept my sorority in my dad's platy tank, there didn't seem to be any problems.


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ooh these are all re-assuring answers :). I'll give it a go in a few weeks when the platties grow up a little bit lol.
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If it helps you any, our petco here has 7-9 females in their red and bumblebee platy display tanks (:

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The problem I have found is female betta's can have their moments of moodiness, If you don't mind the "chance" of a ripped tailed now and again, Personally I really hate it, I just had to remove three female Betta's from a tank this morning because they had ripped three tank mates tails, They grew up with these guys too, been like 4 months or so, Then I guess the mood hit one of them. a ripped fin can lead to furthur troubles for a fish that can if the conditions are left spead to tank mates, It Has to be stressful being attacked no matter how trivial it may appear, I don't like the idea of my fish being stressed, So I try to avoid mixing anything or one that shows any tendency towards acting aggressively towards another.

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The problem I have found is female betta's can have their moments of moodiness, If you don't mind the "chance" of a ripped tailed now and again, Personally I really hate it, I just had to remove three female Betta's from a tank this morning because they had ripped three tank mates tails, They grew up with these guys too, been like 4 months or so, Then I guess the mood hit one of them. a ripped fin can lead to furthur troubles for a fish that can if the conditions are left spead to tank mates, It Has to be stressful being attacked no matter how trivial it may appear, I don't like the idea of my fish being stressed, So I try to avoid mixing anything or one that shows any tendency towards acting aggressively towards another.
That is what I'm worried about :(.
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