Is adding 2 new platys to my 3 OK? 30 Gallon Tank

  1. RuffNot

    RuffNot Initiate Member

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    Hi!
    I was at the aquarium shop yesterday and saw a new batch of blue platys. The guy at the shop said I could have one for free. They were beautiful! I think they are teenagers as they are smaller than the ones I have at home.

    I have a 30L tank with 9 neon tetras, 1 male mickey platy, 2 female mickey platys, and 1 platy fry. I have lush plants on driftwood and the fishes are quite happy.

    I would really like to have the blue platys! Would this make the tank too crowded? I do not want the platys to overbreed and do not want to spend too much time maintaining the tank.

    If I get 1 blue platy, she may look too lonely. If I get two, should I get 1 male & 1 female? I don't want the single blue male to stress out the single blue female. Should I get 2 females?

    Advice much appreciated, thanks!
     


  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    welcome to fishlore!!!

    do you have a 30 liter tank or a 30 gallon tank?
    if its a 30L like your post, you unfortunately are severely overstocked already :( IMO adding more wouldnt work
    if its a 30gallon, yes you could add 3 more....1male to 2-3 females are best .....

    good luck !
     


  3. bolivianbaby

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    Welcome to Fishlore!
     
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    RuffNot Initiate Member

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    Yes, I think you are right. It would be too crowded, especially when the existing platys start to multiply.
     
  5. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Hello RuffNot. Welcome to Fish Lore. Glad to see you're doing some research before making purchases!
    Hope you enjoy the site!
    Ken