All Platy Tank (idea/questions) *updated*

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Adam Alston, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Adam Alston

    Adam AlstonNew MemberMember

    Alright, I have come to the conclusion that I am going to have 11 platys in my 20 gal long. I want at least two highfin platys, but what other kind of platys do you guys think I should put into the tank. Also, should I get the Aqueon   20, or should I get the Aqueon QuietFlow 30?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Aqadvisor isn't really accurate. I would also only put 10 platies in a 20 gallon max, since 16 would be very crowded. You will also need a larger filter than a quiet flow 20, as that won't be enough for platies, which have high bioloads.
     
  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    That is way overstocked. Swordtails need a bigger tank. I would do 8 platies maximum.
     




  4. Michael100New MemberMember

    Its also worth noting that swordtails are a seperate species to platies.
     
  5. BettaPonic

    BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    Swordtails can hybridize with Platies too.
     
  6. Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    I would pick all different colours. Make sure you have significantly more females than males, as the males can get jerky without ample female companionship (1:3 ratio). :) I had 8 with different colours - 1 blue wag, 1 blue with orange fins, 1 sunset wag, 1 red wag, 1 blue coral, 1 gold bar, 1 gold, and one repeat. Those are basically all the colours local to me.

    Edit: if you don't want babies choose one sex only. The females will likely be pregnant.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  7. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Do nothing more than 6 platies. With no other fish they will breed a lot.
     
  8. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    I think you mean more females than males.
     
  9. Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    Yes!!! Sorry, I'll edit that!
     
  10. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Yay, platies!
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree with BottomDweller's advice.
     
  12. OP
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    Adam Alston

    Adam AlstonNew MemberMember

    Okay, Im probably gonna get about 11 platys. Which ones should I get? Pineapple platys, highfin platys, micky mouse platys? Name some I should get. Also, should I get the Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 or 30 for the 20g long?

    Alright, I have come to the conclusion that I am going to have 11 platys in my 20 gal long. I want at least two highfin platys, but what other kind of platys do you guys think I should put into the tank. Also, should I get the Aqueon QuietFlow 20, or should I get the Aqueon QuietFlow 30?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2017
  13. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Threads have been merged to keep all the information in one place, please only create one thread per topic
     




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