Platies? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 198

Do platies do well as tankmates with male bettas? I have a male halfmoon in a ten gallon and I was considering getting either some cory's or something but do platies work? i know there will be fry but I have plenty of bettas that will eat them up!

Female halfmoon
vette91 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 09:43 PM
New Member
spriken's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 30
I've had platies with bettas before with no trouble and yes bettas are very good at catching Platy fry. Had a betta named sushi, in three years only one baby platy lived the rest all became dinner.
spriken is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 10:05 AM
SmokeNLark's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 368
In my experience, corys are better since they stay on the bottom. But platys can work just fine. Keep in mind though, you may have to have a plan b if your betta doesn't get along with them. I had my copper HM in with platys, and he was fine for a while. I added one more and he started chasing all of them. So I switched him with my red VT and everything is fine now. They get along well. Just keep a close eye on them for a while.

Tanks- 55 gal(in progress)-Common pleco, Angels, lemon and rummynose tetra, blue rams; 29 gal planted- rasboras, corys, otos, clown plec, shrimp; 10 gal- juvenile goldfish; 6 gal planted- betta

Other Pets-Maggie(Tricolor Paint Mare),
Lily(Sun Conure), Zoe and Melina(Budgies), Leonardo- Bearded Dragon, Pilot and Phoenix(Golden Retrievers), Beckham(german shepard/akita), Myrtle and Richard(hermit crabs)

A Better Betta Fish Care Video!
SmokeNLark is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome