11-14-2012, 01:59 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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0Hello everyone! I am new to this site. I am a 54 year old male and have kept aquarium fish since I was 10 years old. I have had all sizes of tanks from a goldfish bowl to a 29 gallon tank. I have generally kept livebearers. But, also goldfish, bottom feeders (cat fish, loaches & algae eaters), angel fish, bettas, cichlids, tetras, barbs & danios. I tend to prefer livebearers i. e. guppies, mollies, platys & sword tails. I currently have a 20 gallon tank with 2 clown loaches & my current fascination = platys! I also enjoy growing many different types of aquatic plants!
My problem - My favorite pet shop, with a knowledgable staff and large selection of fish & supplies has only 2 varieties of platys. They are Mickey Mouse & Rainbow platys. I am interested in keeping other varieties of this fish. However, I don't know what is currently available out there! I don't know what others look like besides Wag Tail platys. Also, can the platy be successfully crossbred with other livebearers? I am thinking - no. But, do not know for sure!
I'll end my melodrama here,
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11-14-2012, 02:00 PM #2
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11-14-2012, 02:44 PM #3Junior Member Guppy
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11-14-2012, 02:59 PM #4
Welcome to the AC.55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me
11-14-2012, 03:42 PM #5
Welcome and helloRoll the Dice!
11-14-2012, 06:18 PM #6
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11-15-2012, 12:37 PM #7
Welcome to AC. Nice to see you here.
Perhaps this store will order you some other types. Have you asked them? A 20 gallon is not large enough for clown loaches that belong in schools and grow very large. Perhaps they will take back those loaches and exchange them for other platys or fish supplies.
Platys reproduction rate does not allow too many of them in a 20 gallon.
11-16-2012, 02:05 AM #8
Welcome to AC30 gal Freshwater
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