Ha! I totally missed the guppys! Was just looking at orange fish!Coptapia said:Top pic, the orange ones are Swords, the red wag ones are platies, and there’s a few black Swords and black Mollies.
Bottom pic, all Swords, with a few guppies.
Looks like there might be a stubby cherry platy or two in the bottom tank as well or maybe the angle. That pink lighting kind of makes it difficult to distinguish...Momgoose56 said:Ha! I totally missed the guppys! Was just looking at orange fish!
Agreed, at least a 55 for Swordtails. I’ve had 6” Swords, they’re huge (and they dropped 500 fry every month).Donthemon said:
Well I learned a thing today. I've never kept either species, but I really had no idea that mollies or platys could get that big!! Sorry for off topic but WOW. A 6" molly would be pretty impressive!Momgoose56 said:Most standard Molly's grow to 3-4 inches in length. Sailfin Molly's can get up to 6 inches long. Swordtails grow to 6 inches.
A 29 gallon tank would be the minimum size for that number of those fish if you only get all males or all females. If you get males and females a 29 gallon tank will become overcrowded very quickly. A 55 gallon tank would be okay if you get both sexes and can rehome the babies when the tank becomes overcrowded.
Before you put any fish in a new tank, please fully cycle your tank. You'll save yourself a lot of grief, a lot of fish, and save even more $$$! There are Members here that can help you through doing a fishless cycle that is inexpensive and relatively fast. NOTE: Despite what fish store employees and product labels may tell you, no brand new virgin fish tank can cycle in less than 2 weeks. Most take 4 to 6 weeks to cycle adequately for full stocking.
Molly's only can get to 4 inches. Swords can get up to 6 inches. Most big Molly's top out at around 3" in a suitably large tank.Magicpenny75 said:Well I learned a thing today. I've never kept either species, but I really had no idea that mollies or platys could get that big!! Sorry for off topic but WOW. A 6" molly would be pretty impressive!