Hi-jack my post why dont you :P Just kidding =) I dont know anything about platties we had them when I was a kid and 1 baby survived. What I do know but dont take my word for it, is that to tell a male from a female, the anal fin on a male is sort of like a spike and the females is rounded. Maybe the people at tropical fish could be more of a help to you =)
BettaFishCrazy - I use tetra Aquasafe. I found it strange that teh water went like that since I only put it in yesterday and it cant be a bacteria bloom cause I dont have a filter right? another quick question, the heater I have for the tank is a hydro mini and it refuses to heat my tank beyond 65, can you recommend any?