Adding Some Platies

seth rodgers

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Hello,
I have a 30 gallon with two mollies, three platies, a DG, and 4 corys currently. My filter is a 45g and I was told I could add some more. I would like to add either platies or fancy guppies. How many should I add? Either platies or guppies please.
Thanks
 

endlercollector

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Are you mollies males or females? If they're females, and you get fancy male guppies, they will hybridize. If you want to avoid that, then platies are the way to go. Of course, if you have male mollies, and you get male fancy guppies, you'll be fine. They'll just be disappointed
 
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seth rodgers

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endlercollector said:
Are you mollies males or females? If they're females, and you get fancy male guppies, they will hybridize. If you want to avoid that, then platies are the way to go. Of course, if you have male mollies, and you get male fancy guppies, you'll be fine. They'll just be disappointed
Right, all my fish are females except the DG. So in the case of getting platies or a platy. With my current stocking how many more could I add (female)?
 

endlercollector

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seth rodgers said:
Right, all my fish are females except the DG. So in the case of getting platies or a platy. With my current stocking how many more could I add (female)?
It's very hard to buy platies that aren't pregnant, but there's a chance that your fish will eat most of the fry, and you'll be able to scoop out any remaining ones. I'd say that you have room for another 7 platies and 2 more cories to fill out their shoal. Do you have a lot of plants? They help to absorb waste.
 
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seth rodgers

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endlercollector said:
It's very hard to buy platies that aren't pregnant, but there's a chance that your fish will eat most of the fry, and you'll be able to scoop out any remaining ones. I'd say that you have room for another 7 platies and 2 more cories to fill out their shoal. Do you have a lot of plants? They help to absorb waste.
In my 30g? 7 more?? also I will definitely get more corys in the future. probably about two.
 
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seth rodgers

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endlercollector said:
It's very hard to buy platies that aren't pregnant, but there's a chance that your fish will eat most of the fry, and you'll be able to scoop out any remaining ones. I'd say that you have room for another 7 platies and 2 more cories to fill out their shoal. Do you have a lot of plants? They help to absorb waste.
also it is planted
 

endlercollector

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seth rodgers said:
also it is planted
I'm sorry, I misread the post and thought you had a 45 gal. Make that 5-6 more platies and 2 cory cats.
 
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seth rodgers

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endlercollector said:
I'm sorry, I misread the post and thought you had a 45 gal. Make that 5-6 more platies and 2 cory cats.
Thanks man
 

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