I might get them in the future, so I just wanted to know: Can bettas be kept with ANY species of platy? I went to a Petco today and they had panda platies and I believe painted platies, could I keep bettas with these?
Yup! Platys are very peaceful community fish. And their babies make nice betta snacks, lol. Just keep an eye on them, especially in the beginningm every betta is different. I had my copper HM in with platys, and he was fine until I added one more. He started chasing all of them and nipping them. I switched him with my red VT, and he does wonderful with them. He's in a 29 gallon with 12 platys. One of which is a panda and one is a painted.
Just have a plan b to either take the platys back or to have a different tank if a problem occurs.
Yay! Actually I'm actually starting to hope when I get them they give birth, cause I decided I'll leave them in there for 2 days, after that some or all of the spared ones will be placed in a net breeder so I can raise them :)
I love platys. So many colors, they're cute, and hardy. For some reason, my male panda is only about an inch and a half and hasn't grown much. I've got 2 of his daughters in the same tank, and they're bigger than he is now! haha