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Old 08-23-2014, 04:56 PM   #1 
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Question Platy question

Hi!! So I love platys and I would to get some! I have a question though would different types of platys live happily together? For example would a red wag, a sunburst and a Mickey Mouse platy all school and live together?
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #2 
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Yes, they don't discriminate against color morphs :)
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:07 PM   #3 
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Yes, they don't discriminate against color morphs :)
Ok great! So they are just colors? Not like different "breeds"?
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #4 
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Ya they are the same exact fish, just different colors (like guppies). Most also have swordtail genes in them. Cuz they breed together.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #6 
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The thing with platies is that they breed like rabbits. Be aware of that possibility. They will also interbreed color patterns so if the fry do survive to adult, you could end up with some mutt platies.
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Almost every color type is a mutt. Most mutts are actually cool looking.
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Almost every color type is a mutt. Most mutts are actually cool looking.
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I didn't say they weren't. I've got a few myself. Just making the OP aware of the possibility.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:54 AM   #9 
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The thing with platies is that they breed like rabbits. Be aware of that possibility. They will also interbreed color patterns so if the fry do survive to adult, you could end up with some mutt platies.

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I had 2 males and apparently a female and now I have more than 30 or so red wags with some cross of hi fin.

would love to give some away.
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