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Old 05-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #21 
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Get a couple females and I think that would be awesome.

I've had two platys now and both of them are sweet and curious little fish. they're definitely more spunky than a molly so you can tell the difference between them a little easier if they all look the same.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #22 
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Get a couple females and I think that would be awesome.

I've had two platys now and both of them are sweet and curious little fish. they're definitely more spunky than a molly so you can tell the difference between them a little easier if they all look the same.
hmm....well if I want to get a group, then I would probably go with the sorority...

I can't decide!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #23 
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Both can work out in a 20 gallon, but it's your choice.

I had 4 females and the platy fry in a 10 gallon and everyone got along just fine. Very little chasing and almost zero nipping on anyone's part.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:37 PM   #24 
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My daughter has mollies. I got her 6 for a 20 gallon in her room and expected at least a few to die... she's 10 and this was her first solo tank, she feeds them, cleans them (with some supervision) and does water changes. So out of the six we got I thought she might end up with 2 or 3... Nope! All 6 are thriving and while they're still little now, I know I'll have to get another tank.. >.<

She has 4 normal dalmatian mollies (3 girls and a boy).. we call them "the puppies", because they really don't have personalities, they just like chasing fingers. Honestly I haven't found any personality to any of them.. they're kind of fun to watch interacting with each other and the tank, but they're not nearly as intriguing as a betta.

She also has 2 sail-fin mollies, a little black marble male and a HUGE white female. The female is so sweet but a little pushy. She watches my daughter do her homework.. just floats there by the glass watching, even when no one is interacting with her. The male probably has the most personality of them all. He sleeps in a cave, keeps the other fish in line, jumps for his food and follows fingers, but still... not even half as much fun as a betta, at least in my opinion.

I'd go with a sorority.. I LOVE mine. The girls are so much fun, they interact with each other and I spend a lot of time just watching them. They've each developed personalities, like Rosie who has an obsession with checking every single inch of the decorations for.. er.. something, and Princess who thinks she's in charge (when Tidbit isn't around) even though she's the smallest. By far, this is my favorite tank to watch.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #25 
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Well the reproducing thing wouldn't be a problem because I only want one....I'm thinking since they get so big I would have to get a 20gal long....if I get the bigger kind..... I don't know how much more research I can do....It's just a matter of deciding...I just want opinions of what people like better.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and not to be mean or anything, but it really upsets me when people tell me to do more research. I am a research FIEND and I look up everything for hours lol :)
I didn't mean to offend you, but you gotta look at it from our perspective. We get a lot of people here who say "oh I want this because it's pretty" and have no clue if that fish is suitable for their tanks. We kinda have to assume that people haven't done their research unless they specifically state they have.

Now that we know you understand the requirements for mollies, I would say go with the sorority if you only plan to have one molly. Just one fish in there seems like a waste of space. Plus, many of the pet store livebearers you find nowadays are so horribly inbred that they are very disease-prone generally sensitive.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #26 
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I didn't mean to offend you, but you gotta look at it from our perspective. We get a lot of people here who say "oh I want this because it's pretty" and have no clue if that fish is suitable for their tanks. We kinda have to assume that people haven't done their research unless they specifically state they have.

Now that we know you understand the requirements for mollies, I would say go with the sorority if you only plan to have one molly. Just one fish in there seems like a waste of space. Plus, many of the pet store livebearers you find nowadays are so horribly inbred that they are very disease-prone generally sensitive.
Oh yeah, I know you need to assume people don't know and I'm glad you do, because it avoids ignorance and accidental cruelty. But we have chatted before and I thought you would know that I would know better.

But anyway I think I am leaning towards a sorority, it would be kind of a waste of money to get a whole 20 gallon set up for +/-$1 worth of fish haha XD
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #27 
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A sorority would be a lot more fun. :) I like guppies because they act like puppies, following you around, and Endlers, because they have such funny antics and are so beautiful, but mollies and platies do nothing for me, really. There's always something going on in a sorority - plus, all those beautiful colours! :)
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A sorority would be a lot more fun. :) I like guppies because they act like puppies, following you around, and Endlers, because they have such funny antics and are so beautiful, but mollies and platies do nothing for me, really. There's always something going on in a sorority - plus, all those beautiful colours! :)
Yeah the colors will be great! :)
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #29 
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Get a sorority! Females bettas have sooo much spunk and make the tank look gorgeous! I have 4 in a ten gallon (was supposed to be five but turned out to be a male) and they have so much personality. They learn to recognize you and as soon as I turn on a light in my room they swim to the front of the glass. I love them!
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