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Old 09-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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What do people think?? Help please.

I have a 60 litre tank and want to have a colourful community. I'm thinking of
Neon tetras
Platys
Duboisi tropheus
Siamese fighter - red or blue
Red zebra danios

Can anyone tell me how these will go together and what numbers to get? I'm going to start with the platys.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Your neons and platies will be fine together, I had a Siamese fighter with neons and platies and they got on fine, but the fighter did like to have a hiding place (he ended up living in my car air ornament!).
I've no experience with the others, but platies should be in a group of at least 4 with a 3:1 female:male ratio, and neons should be in a group of at least 6.
Hopefully someone with more experience will help with the others
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thankyou, appreciate the input.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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You could get a lively shoal of harlequin rasboras in there to create great movement
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I wouldn't suggest the Duboisi tropheus. They're african cichlids and not very friendly.

They would tear up your other fish.
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Hi Sarah


Bare in mind that Platys are live bearers so you would need to be prepared for them to multiply fairly rapidly. I would recommend buying a breeder box so the other fish don't eat the fry. I have neons and red Platys and they are absolutely fine together. As others have said, buy at least 6 neons as they shoal and do best in groups. If you have very clean water and a well maintained tank, their colours are brilliant. A word of advice on the SF, these are known to be territorial and can bully other community fish.
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