Unplanned Platy Purchase! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Unplanned Platy Purchase!

It's been a long long time since I've had platies (or anything besides bettas, cories, and the 2 cichlids) but I was at petco the other day with my friend showing her the different fish she can put in the 26 gallon that I'm giving her, and I saw a beautiful high fin blue and orange mickey mouse male platy that I just had to have! So naturally I ended up with 7. The mickey mouse male, 3 panda females, an orange sunset wag male and 2 females. They're living in the planted 30 gallon that they will soon be sharing with my female bettas. I love them already!

The male that started it (He's almost impossible to get pictures of)


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 09:38 PM
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congrats! haha i love the random snail! My favorite of your plates are the black and white ones :)

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 08:40 AM
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Cool! Platies are great! I got a pair of females a few days ago to make up for my loss of guppies. ;)

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:10 AM
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Nice fish, Kylie.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:42 AM
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So .. I know platies are live bearers, do you think if you just left them alone to do their thing that 0 would survive or that lots would survive? I was thinking of getting a 29 gallon someday with some platies and some coreys and something else ..
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:59 AM
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Platies eat their young.. so depends on hiding spots..
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:24 AM
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I had 3 platies (one had died) and I came home from vacation to find 2 babies. Then I found 3 more from a different "litter" or whatever you call them. They are separate now in a "baby bowl" but they survived a while until I found them.

I was actually bummed they reproduced. I didn't want more platies .. or if I did, I wanted to get different kinds. Now I have a bunch of bumblebee and panda platies.

AND the female looks to still be preggers because she is FAT FAT FAT. I put her in with the betta I have that doesn't bother her . .. I can't have more platies so I will let nature take its course I guess. The betta will eat them, or so I have read.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:33 AM
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Nice platies. I would love to keep them again, but my waters too soft.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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