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Old 07-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #1 
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Platies?

Do platies do well as tankmates with male bettas? I have a male halfmoon in a ten gallon and I was considering getting either some cory's or something but do platies work? i know there will be fry but I have plenty of bettas that will eat them up!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #2 
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I've had platies with bettas before with no trouble and yes bettas are very good at catching Platy fry. Had a betta named sushi, in three years only one baby platy lived the rest all became dinner.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:05 AM   #3 
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In my experience, corys are better since they stay on the bottom. But platys can work just fine. Keep in mind though, you may have to have a plan b if your betta doesn't get along with them. I had my copper HM in with platys, and he was fine for a while. I added one more and he started chasing all of them. So I switched him with my red VT and everything is fine now. They get along well. Just keep a close eye on them for a while.
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