So you think it's ok to get a single platy for my community tank? I would get more, but livebearers eat algae and I don't want it to steal all my otos's food source.jkkgron2 said:IMO they can be kept solo, but you’ll see a difference in behavior vs. if they were in a group. I had to separate my two because of some bloating one had (just didn’t want her having babys in case she would get hurt) and they both became less social and my male would often hang out at the back of the tank. He seemed depressed for a while. Now he’s acting better but still not near as social as he used to be.
Maybe I should consider smaller livebearers, as a group of them may be ok. Although I do really like platies.jkkgron2 said:Yes, although it won’t be as happy as it would be if it were in a group.