My betta and 2 platies are doing wonderfully together - a huge change from when I first introduced them! They're swimming and eating next to each other and Kurt (the betta) doesn't flare or chase the platies (Puck and Finn) anymore.
I was wondering how many platies I could comfortably house with Kurt. I'm hoping to add at least one more male. Since platies reproduce so easily, I'm sticking to an all-male tank. I know general rule for fish is 1 gallon per inch, so I'm guessing I could probably house at least 2 more platies.
Also, what other fish would be compatable? Any alege eating fish? How about those dwarf frogs or craps? Any of those a good idea?
My other concern would be how to introduce any new fish to the tank. I know the best thing to do is introduce the betta into the platies established territory - that's what I did at first. Now that the betta and platies are all together in a tank, however, how would I go about doing this? Should I remove the betta, introduce the platies together, and then put the betta back in the tank?