New Tank Mate

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Courtney Moreau, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Courtney MoreauValued MemberMember

    I have a 10g tank that housed 2 plays for almost a year. A mom and her baby, unfortunately mom died yesterday (my house is under construction and I was neglecting a little bit) i have a 20 g filter and dont want to add to much to my tank.

    I want a friend for my platy, he/she (not great at finding out sex) is over 6 months old, I don't want them to be eaten.

    I am open for another platy but kinda want to try something new!

    Thank you!
  2. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    A 10 gallon is kinda small for Platys. Personally, I wouldnt keep them in less than a 20. You could put a few Guppies in there and really not much else. If you wanted to go to a 20 gallon your options greatly increase.
  3. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I think a 10g is fine for 2-3 platies. If you don’t want any more platies then guppies or endlers are a good idea. You could do 4-5 endlers or 2-3 guppies. I’d suggest all male so you don’t get overrun with fry.
  4. Courtney MoreauValued MemberMember

    So its my dads birthday and he wants a beta, can I put that in the tank?
  5. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    No... Bettas need a 20 long with heavy planting minimum for a community. Platies also aren’t the best choice for Betta tank mates because they can be a bit to boisterous and the temp compatibility isn’t the best.

    What about helping him to set up his own Betta tank? That could be a fun bonding project!
  6. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    You could try it, but be prepared to remove the Betta, even a year down the road, if necessary. Ive had lots of luck with Bettas in 10 gallon community tanks with Guppies and Rasboras.

    If you try a Betta, Id go with a baby. I think thats way safer.
  7. Courtney MoreauValued MemberMember

    I have had the tank for almost 2 years with mostly platys and they are fine, I dont have as much time or money for the hobby so I just stick with my 10g
  8. Courtney MoreauValued MemberMember

    I think I'll possibly try a guppy if I do add another, for right now I'll just leave baby puddles alone. My tank will be moving soon anyways

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