Single Male Platy? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by RyanC14, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. RyanC14

    RyanC14Valued MemberMember

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    Can I keep a single male platy in a 20g with other community fish? I've never kept livebearers so I don't know much about them and I've heard conflicting information so idk.
     
  2. WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

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    Yes! They will be fine. Personally I prefer to keep females, but if you want to keep a single male that would be fine
     
  3. AndrewP

    AndrewPValued MemberMember

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    I've had a single male platy in my 15 gallon with a school of gold barbs and he's done great.
     
  4. Noroomforshoe

    NoroomforshoeValued MemberMember

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    They do best in a group of at least 3. I suggest you get 3 males not just one.
     
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