platies and apple snail

  1. mga1603

    mga1603 New Member Member

    I have a 10 gallon tank that is cycled and has 3 platies in it. I've had them for 2 weeks now. I also have a 3.5 gallon tank with a single Apple snail in it. I'm wanting to put my apple snail in the big tank but I'm not sure if the platies will hurt him. they are all females and it is a heavily planted tank. I've read some stories about some platies nipping at snails but I wasn't sure if gender mattered. thoughts?
  2. Dovah

    Dovah Well Known Member Member

    I would just put your snail in and watch your platies for any aggressive behavior. Good luck!
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    oldsalt777 Well Known Member Member

    Hello mga...

    Platys are very peaceful fish. Your snail will be fine in the tank with them. Unless you have all male fish, then a 10 gallon tank is too small and Platys are fast breeders. You're not going to be able to keep the tank water stable enough for these fish for very long. Changes in the water chemistry happen quickly and too often and this will stress the fish.

    The bigger the tank, the easier it is on the tank keeper and the fish.