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Old 04-26-2011, 07:27 PM   #21
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yes how are these Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Wag Platy Livebearer ? and ill probably move my two phantom tetras with him as well. how many fish can the 29 gallon hold ?
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Red wags are cute, just remember with livebearers a male and a female will reproduce..for sure. You can get all one sex if you would like. I will attach pics of how to sex livebearers..so that's guppies, platties, mollies, and swords.

Phantom tetras are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 6 or more so I would get 4 more once your tank is going.

Can't say an exact number of fish, it depends which fish, their bio-load, and what part of the tank they will occupy.
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You can see there how the females have an actual triangular fin, and the male has a more elongated "fin" that he holds close to his body.
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Siva is correct, it depends on factors such as the bioload of the fish, adult size, need for swimming room, and need for schooling.

Platties would be a good choice. If you get male and female, get them in a 2:1 female to male ratio.
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thanks! lol oh no babies ! hmm i don't want a lot of fish in my 29 gallon because i already have problems in my ten so i want this one to be perfect!
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Cool! So just get males, because females can carry sperm for a long time.
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i doubt the babys would live though bc all fish love to eat fry
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yes with my luck i doubt any would live lololol. but that sounds really cool. so could i get like six mollies give or take ? maybe two more phantom tetras and one more bolivian ram. so that would be 12 ? is my tank big enough to house that many fish?
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it's not the number you could keep 30 fish if they were small use aqadvisor to do a ruff sketch it helps me but i make sure to viualize it first
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Mollies get big...3-5" depending on the specimen, and being a livebearer they produce mass waste at that size. I wouldn't stock that many of them, personally. If you are only doing the rams, tetras, and mollies, I wouldn't do more than 3 mollies. If you want to add something else also, I would maybe just add one molly. I mean when you see them at the lfs it can be deceiving..they can get really big...and poop constantly.
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