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Old 01-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #1 
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platies w/o them breeding

I would like to start a 10 gal community with my betta victor. I was thinking about getting some platies, but I did some research and found that they are live bearers and I don't want to have to take car of a whole bunch of babies are they as bad as mollies in being "the rabbits of the sea"?
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:42 AM   #2 
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Yes they breed easily. You could get just females.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #3 
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I brought 2 females for my tank, but I didnt realise it, but one of them was pregnant when I got her. Only 3 of the babies have survived ........ so now I have 5 and thats ok with me.

If you start getting too many, just take the young ones to your lfs.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #4 
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If you are going to house platies with a Betta you will need to have all females...so that will take care of the breeding problem..Also...If one of the platies you buy does have fry than most likely the Betta will eat them..
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #5 
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Instead get all males, no chance of them being pregnant when you buy them. It's very easy to tell the difference between males and females.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:04 AM   #6 
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Platy Baby = Free live food for your betta

I added 4 cheap feeder guppy's in the hopes they breed and create another food source for my females.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:48 AM   #7 
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I think someone said that you need to have all females with a betts although I am unsure why. I would go with all males though because as already said there would be no Chance of them being pregnant. Also they look a little more handsome.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:01 PM   #8 
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Males and females look the same as far as colors go. If you do not want them breeding at all, I would just get females. Males might get nippy at each other and your betta.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:15 AM   #9 
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Umm.. most live bearers(platies included) can have babies from sperm stored up to 6 months.. So if she just stored the sperm.. Do the math xD
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:14 AM   #10 
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If the platies do breed (I should say when, actually, because they will), the betta will most likely make sure that none of the fry have a chance to grow up. They are bite-sized, and both the platies (even the mum) and the betta will snack on them.

A little grim, perhaps, but it will keep the platy population down... or at least under control.
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