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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Platy questions?

I might get them in the future, so I just wanted to know: Can bettas be kept with ANY species of platy? I went to a Petco today and they had panda platies and I believe painted platies, could I keep bettas with these?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 09:22 PM
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Yup! Platys are very peaceful community fish. And their babies make nice betta snacks, lol. Just keep an eye on them, especially in the beginningm every betta is different. I had my copper HM in with platys, and he was fine until I added one more. He started chasing all of them and nipping them. I switched him with my red VT, and he does wonderful with them. He's in a 29 gallon with 12 platys. One of which is a panda and one is a painted.

Just have a plan b to either take the platys back or to have a different tank if a problem occurs.

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Thanks! I liked the pandas the best, how big do they get?

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I think around 2-3 inches, it varies.. My MM platies are just an inch big and luckily my girls just ignore them :)

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Lol, ignoring is better than eating

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True XD They're very shy, they come up to the glass but when I walk into the room, they go and hide in the plants! Much sweeter than mollies and much stronger than guppies :D They're perfect!

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Yay! Actually I'm actually starting to hope when I get them they give birth, cause I decided I'll leave them in there for 2 days, after that some or all of the spared ones will be placed in a net breeder so I can raise them :)

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That's a great idea! You should try it.

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Now all I need is a heater, filter, fish, Hikari first bites, Daphnia, maybe some bloodworms, and I'm ready to go!!! It's in progress, 2 or possibly 3 of these are going to happen soon, not the food

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I love platys. So many colors, they're cute, and hardy. For some reason, my male panda is only about an inch and a half and hasn't grown much. I've got 2 of his daughters in the same tank, and they're bigger than he is now! haha

The first batch of babies are so exciting. haha.

Good luck with them!

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