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    Definitely take time selecting fish. There is a lot of knowledge before success. For instance, if you get many of the fish we have been suggesting, like tetra, rasbora, etc, they must have a group of 6 or preferably more, so 2-3 of any of them is asking for trouble.

    I will try to find that water info, now I know where you live.

    Byron.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Go with Platies than, so many colors to choose from.

    From all I have read I am for sure leaning towards these. 3 males right? If I have to change the water more and clean more so be it.
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsbill123 View Post
    Ok thanks, I am dizzy now.

    How exactly do I find the water parameters? I searched on the web and posted the link I got but wasn't any help it seems. I am in Lutherville MD if anyone feels like helping.
    I searched and searched but cannot find any data on water for Lutherville or Baltimore County. Very strange. Perhaps a reliable fish store can tell you the GH of your water.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsbill123 View Post
    From all I have read I am for sure leaning towards these. 3 males right? If I have to change the water more and clean more so be it.
    Three males or one male and two females, unless your tank is thickly planted, the parents will eat all of the fry, so you would not have to worry about a population boom.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    So what is better to get then? 3 males or one male and 2 females?
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    Also I was recommended an online store to order the fish from and have them delivered. Anyone know the place?
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsbill123 View Post
    So what is better to get then? 3 males or one male and 2 females?
    Your choice, the nice thing about Platies is the females are as colorful as the males. Even if you get three males. there will still be some "pestering" going on, if you know what I mean.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
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    lol I guess that is nature :)

    I think I will go with all males so I don't worry at all about baby fish.
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    What type of food should I get for them? Right now I have cichlid flakes from omega one but not sure if that is right for these?
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    http://www.petsmart.com/family/index...Platties&fbx=0

    I am not doing the mail order as I saw shipping starts at $35. These are the fish on the pet store web site near me. Are all platies ok or only certain types?
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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