Alright, so I bought my food, vacuum, water conditioner, gravel, and a fake piece of tall driftwood with plenty of hiding spaces. I even got 2 marigold variatus and a red wag platy which are now floating in a bag around the aquarium. I'll be adding them when the water is around 76 degrees Fahrenheit. I already added the Tetra Safe Start to the tank. I'll be adding some plants and the neon tetras in two weeks.
My questions now are when should I add my betta? Or should I even add him? He was flaring quite a bit at the platies when I put them near his tank.
Also, the worker at the pet store gave me two male platies and one female. Should I keep them and see if the males behave somewhat or should I switch the males for females? And if I do keep the males, what's a good way to prevent reproduction?