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  1. Default must I have a male platy with my females?


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    Hi
    I have a male and 2 female platy in my 30 gal. I've seen at least 3 batches of fry in 3 months. miraculously, 3 babies - one from each staggered batch have survived. I really don't want any more babies as it's a community tank that I hope to add a few more fish to soon.
    I'd be happy to rehome the male (and the 3 babies when they get big enough) to avoid more fry if the 2 females will be okay.
    So - must I have the male for the 2 females to be happy?
    thanks for any advice.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
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  2. Default


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    i dont think you need one. Id say replace him with another female and then they can have a trio of fun and not have to worry about more babies.
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

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    0 Not allowed!
    thanks so much for the reply AND the info. I'm going to do exactly that first chance I get. He badgers those poor girls to death anyway LOL They'll be glad to see him gone! :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    It is possible that your two females will have more fry after you remove the male because they (the females) can store sperm in their bodies. Also, any third female that you get, if it has been around males, will almost certainly be pregnant. You might want to consider adding fish that will eat the babies.

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