Which Platy Should I Get?

Status
Not open for further replies.

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
Now, I have 2 platies currently, they were titled "red tailed calicos" when I purchased them but when I tried to look that up it seems its not well known enough that I could just get you guys to look it up as a frame of reference so I have taken a photo of mine (sorry for poor quality). I am going to be getting 2 more platies, but I'd like to choose 2 of the same colour that will compliment the ones I already have without being overbearing. The other colours I know for sure that they had at my LFS were:
Blue Coral Platies
Sunset Wag Platies
Red Wag Platies
Sunset Mickey Mouse Platies
Calico Platies

So I am wondering which colour of those available do you think would look best next to the current ones I have? (I should also mention I have a flame dwarf gourami so something that would compliment his colours as well would be nice)
 

Attachments

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Location
Chicago
Experience
More than 10 years
I’m not a huge fan of platies but I just saw twin goldbars and thought they were so pretty. I’d recommend them.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
OP
tum0r

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
I’m not a huge fan of platies but I just saw twin goldbars and thought they were so pretty. I’d recommend them.
Twin Goldbars? I can't seem to find much of a reference image of them, but either way I don't recall my LFS ever having them, which is a dang shame if they were able to turn your head and you don't even much care for platies haha
 

WadeEH

Valued Member
Messages
407
Reaction score
157
Points
123
Location
Indiana
Experience
More than 10 years
The two that you have look like they might be red tailed Dalmatian Platies. I think the Sunset Wag or Blue Coral would look nice with them.
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Location
Chicago
Experience
More than 10 years
Maybe it was under the wrong name? It was bright yellow. I’m going to the store again and if they gave them still I’ll take a picture.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
OP
tum0r

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
The two that you have look like they might be red tailed Dalmatian Platies. I think the Sunset Wag or Blue Coral would look nice with them.
Thank you for the suggestion, I think I'm leaning on getting the blue coral but the sunset wag looks lovely as well, hah. This is my problem, I end up getting to the store and I get so indecisive, I'd love to just take them all home haha
Maybe it was under the wrong name? It was bright yellow. I’m going to the store again and if they gave them still I’ll take a picture.
That would be lovely
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Location
Chicago
Experience
More than 10 years
Maybe it was under the wrong name? It was bright yellow. I’m going to the store again and if they have them still I’ll take a picture

Edit: Sorry I didn’t realize the first posted. Could someone delete this?
 

ASHLEY R COOK

Well Known Member
Messages
630
Reaction score
193
Points
78
Experience
Just started
Now, I have 2 platies currently, they were titled "red tailed calicos" when I purchased them but when I tried to look that up it seems its not well known enough that I could just get you guys to look it up as a frame of reference so I have taken a photo of mine (sorry for poor quality). I am going to be getting 2 more platies, but I'd like to choose 2 of the same colour that will compliment the ones I already have without being overbearing. The other colours I know for sure that they had at my LFS were:
Blue Coral Platies
Sunset Wag Platies
Red Wag Platies
Sunset Mickey Mouse Platies
Calico Platies

So I am wondering which colour of those available do you think would look best next to the current ones I have? (I should also mention I have a flame dwarf gourami so something that would compliment his colours as well would be nice)
Omg those platies are gorgeous!
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
OP
tum0r

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
This is the golf twin bar I was talking about. The last one is a rosy platy.

View attachment 430302View attachment 430304 View attachment 430305
They look gorgeous! Perhaps my LFS has them in their assorted tank, I'll have to see when I go down.
Omg those platies are gorgeous!
Aren't they? I love platies, people tend to regard them as really basic but honestly if you've ever had them you kind of fall in love with them, and these red tailed dalmatians/calicos are so lovely looking ahhh
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Location
Chicago
Experience
More than 10 years
My son gave them a nickname, it’s what you would expect a 5 year would say about a platy. I have a hard time even considering bringing them back into my tank.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
OP
tum0r

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
I would go to your LFS and look at the currently available platies. Then, you can see which ones you might like.
The ones I listed in my original post were the ones I knew for certain that my LFS had, since they have had them there for my last 4 visits over the course of the past 6 months That is why I listed them, you see I have a difficult time envisioning them in an aquarium with my current platies and I am seeking the forums advice on which of the available colourations you all think would look nice with the current ones I have, sorry if that wasn't very clear in my op I am not the best at summarizing haha
 

Lynn78too

Well Known Member
Messages
1,331
Reaction score
811
Points
128
Location
Chicago
Experience
More than 10 years
The ones I listed in my original post were the ones I knew for certain that my LFS had, since they have had them there for my last 4 visits over the course of the past 6 months That is why I listed them, you see I have a difficult time envisioning them in an aquarium with my current platies and I am seeking the forums advice on which of the available colourations you all think would look nice with the current ones I have, sorry if that wasn't very clear in my op I am not the best at summarizing haha
I've always liked the colors on the sunset and blue wag. For me, I'd want the flame dwarf to be the centerpieces and to then get a blue fish, it would take away from the gourami. I would get the sunset if I were you. The red wags to me are kind of the plain janes of the group yet they are similar enough in color to the gourami that they would all just look the same. I'm not a fan of Mickey Mouses (Mickey Mice?), but that's just me. Calicos are a hit or miss, just like koi, you can get a gorgeous coloration or one that you describe as having a great personality.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
OP
tum0r

tum0r

Valued Member
Messages
451
Reaction score
105
Points
78
Experience
4 years
I've always liked the colors on the sunset and blue wag. For me, I'd want the flame dwarf to be the centerpieces and to then get a blue fish, it would take away from the gourami. I would get the sunset if I were you. The red wags to me are kind of the plain janes of the group yet they are similar enough in color to the gourami that they would all just look the same. I'm not a fan of Mickey Mouses (Mickey Mice?), but that's just me. Calicos are a hit or miss, just like koi, you can get a gorgeous coloration or one that you describe as having a great personality.
Lovely summary, very true, I appreciate your suggestions
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar




Top Bottom