How has your community tank gone? We started out with a Betta, then introduced 3 Platy females. It pretty much worked.. unfortunately (for them) the Platys were very curious about the Betta and all 3 would keep trying to check him out at the same time - led to a couple platys losing a fin or 2. After the 1st day though, they got along fine.. I think if we had done it in the order you did, things would have worked out better. In the end, we put the Betta in his own tank - simply because he seemed more playful and explored his tank more before having tankmates.LetDiceFly said:Well I did it, we'll see how it goes. I introduced a new betta with 2 platies, about an hour ago. The betta seems to be curious about the platies and at times is following them around. The rest of the time he has been hiding behind the filter. The platies are a little nervous, but not too bad. I guess I'll see how the get along once betta is more settled in.
Sorry it didn't work out.. I love platys, they're little characters (just not the level Bettas are) and very peaceful so they seem a perfect tankmate. I think their tendancy to roam all over gets them into trouble with a Betta. Hope your little platy grows that tail fin back nicely.. the platy who lost her top & a side fin and the platy who lost a side fin grew them back nicely after they got their own tank. No chance any of your platys were pregnant when you added the Betta, is there?LetDiceFly said:Unfortunately, I had to pull the platies out, they were scared of the betta, and he chased them, and one got lost a bit of tail. I have a cory in there now and the betta and the cory get along great.