What can I add to my platys?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by MandaPanda, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MandaPandaNew MemberMember

    I have a 20 gallon freshwater tank set up with 5 platys (2 panda, 2 bumblebee, and 1 red wag) with 3 peppered corys. I would like to add some more colorful community fish to befriend my platys:) I was thinking about mollies, but someone mentioned to me that they require a little salt in their water, and I don't want that to affect my platys or Cory's. Any suggestions?

    I was also thinking about kuhli loaches, I LOVE their looks, and I have a slate cave that they would love. Anyone have experience with these as well?

    Thank you in advance!!

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  2. fishynoobWell Known MemberMember

    Personally I wouldn't go for two types of livebearer in the same tank unless it is huge ofc.
     
  3. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Hello and welcome to Fishlore! :;toast
    I would up your cory school to 6, they'll be more comfortable that way imo. Once you've done that the bottom should be pretty busy so I don't know that kuhlis would be a good idea.
     
  4. AquariaUKValued MemberMember

    Three more cories, and a honey gourami?
     
  5. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Mollies prefer some salt, but do not require it. However, they are too large for a 20g, and produce an even bigger amount of waste XD

    If you want to get the kuhlis, you'll need to switch out the cories. If you want to keep the cories, a school of 6 is to be recommended.
     
  6. MandaPandaNew MemberMember

    Thank you all for the advice, I've decided to get some more corys so they feel at home :)
     
  7. DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    :sign0016: to FishLore!
     
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