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  1. Default 10 Gallon Stocking/Compatibility Questions!! Any Thoughts Welcomed!


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    Hello Everyone!

    I am in a bit of a conundrum, I currently have a 10 gallon tank, that has 3 platies, 2 female, 1 male, one "mickey mouse" platy, and the other two are painted platies. Now, I have a rather aggressive male and female platy, the male is aggressive toward the other female painted platy (he relentlessly chases her around), and the female painted platy is aggressive towards the other female "mickey mouse" platy.

    Questions:
    1) I was thinking about adding, neon tetras, to this tank, would 5 be too overstocked?
    2) Would Neon tetras be a good match?
    3) Should I stick to platies? (they're like pooping machines!). Im a little afraid to add other fish other than platies since it seems both male and female painted platy show aggressive behavior. Maybe I should just add another female platy?

    Any thoughts would be nice!

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    1. yes
    2. no, most 10g I've seen lack swimming space
    3. PErhaps you should reduce the number of platies. As you probably have noticed they are quite big, poop a lot and produce a lot of offspring.

    What's your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels?

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    my guess is the chasing is the male trying to breed with the female, either that or she is having babies and they are being eaten.

    Personally i don't think a platy is really meant for a 10g tank... typically 10g tanks are best for a "micro" fish school or two, or a betta
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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    1. yes
    2. no, most 10g I've seen lack swimming space
    3. PErhaps you should reduce the number of platies. As you probably have noticed they are quite big, poop a lot and produce a lot of offspring.

    What's your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels?
    I was thinking about replacing the male with another female, therefore no little fry's popping up. I was going to but the male platy in another tank with some shrimp. I also have two filters running, hydro sponge pro II and a tetra whisper 10i, I wanted to use a HOB filter, but it doesn't fit because of where the tank is located, no other places to put it

    Or I COULD just go with 2 females and than some other types of fish. Any suggestions? My aquarium looks empty, especially if I take out the male platy, the females usually hide when I'm near their tank.

    As for my levels, before I responded, took some tests: Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 10.
    Last edited by Whyistheskyblue; 07-10-2013 at 05:13 PM.
    10 Gallon- 3 Platies
    5 Gallon- 2 African Dwarf Frogs and 1 Betta Fish
    3 Gallon- 1 Betta Fish
    1.5 Gallon- 5 Cherry Red Shrimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    my guess is the chasing is the male trying to breed with the female, either that or she is having babies and they are being eaten.

    Personally i don't think a platy is really meant for a 10g tank... typically 10g tanks are best for a "micro" fish school or two, or a betta
    Wanted a bigger tank, only had room for a 10g, maybe if I have more space (when i move out) I'll switch to a bigger tank, looking forward to getting anything that's about 25 gallon! Also, the female platy doesn't look pregnant, I don't think she is.

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