Is This A Good "light" Stock?

ChuthuluFish

Member
in about 6 monthes I will be upgrading from a 20 to a65 gallon aquarium. right now I have...

1 swordtail (female)
1 platy (female)
7 black neon tetras(gender. unknown)

.the 65 tank will be4 feet long.1 foot back and I think 2 feet tall.
my tanks planned stock is:
1 sword tail(female)
6 platys ( 1/2 male female ratio.)

edit I have lots of filtration for the pleco
18 black neon tetras
1 rubber lip pleco

will this work?
 

Stoka

Member
Those are the exact dimensions of my 60 gallon tank. If you have standard filtration for that size tank that stocking level would be considered light.
 

Jellibeen

Member
Keep in mind that having male and female live bearers may result in a lot of platys down the line, so your light stocking may turn into heavy stocking.
 

Stoka

Member
Lol. I know what you mean. I had to go to all male platies because of all the babies!
 
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ChuthuluFish

Member
so if I switch to all female platys ill only have fry for a few monthes and then it should be good, no ,ore fry if I cull.
 

Stoka

Member
Yeah that would work but females can have 2-3 broods without males. Dozens of babies. You’ll be culling for months. Not easy, I’ve been there. Males are the easy way.
 
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ChuthuluFish

Member
ok. well at least I know it will work some what
 

Stoka

Member
Yah it’s more work but in the long run it may be better. I had five males and they spent all day chasing each other and trying to mate with anything in sight, guppies, neons, snails.
 

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