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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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neon tetras,guppies&platies?

Hey guys!I'm starting a planted tank and a compatibility question about the fish:Can I keep neon tetras,guppies and platies together?I want to make sure all the fish are happy.
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I vote no to platies and guppies too colorful but other factors decide like how big is the tank?
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is a 38 gallon.I already have some male guppies so any fish would have to be compatible with them.What fish do think I could do in this case if neons and platies don't work?Thanks!
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Whoops sorry thought you were asking Bettas. It should work keep an eye on the neons they are known fin nippers. So like 10 or twenty neons and if you want build a colony of both.
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That's fine, it's an easy mistake since were so used to taking about bettas on this forum:)If I do get neons I'll remember to keep an eye on them.I still have some time to think about it before I get my plants and things.
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My dad used to have a big tank about that size and kept neons and platies together for years! But I agree with Choclate, keep an eye on them, those neons can be nasty little critters sometimes! (at least the ones we kept were).

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Being in larger schools helps stop fin nipping.
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Thanks guys!Sadly,I just read that platies can't go in a planted tank because they'll eat the plants.I'm still trying to get more info though.
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Really? Never heard that.
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I'm still not sure if it's true but I don't want to get them and have them destroy my plants.One thing I'm unsure of is that I've seen lots of planted tanks with platies.
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