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Old 06-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Black Skirt Tetra / Platy Compatibility

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I was wondering if anyone could comment about the compatibility of five Black Skirt Tetras and one male Platy in a 10 gallon tank. I have read that these two species are compatible and I am thinking about this combination. Will the Platy hold his own with the nippy BST's, or is this a bad idea?

If it is a bad idea, what other suggestions would you have for a single fish with the 5 BST's in a 10g? Not a Dwarf Gourami please, I don't want to take a chance on the iridovirus.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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Hi! That mix will be just fine! You may wish to up the number to 3 (for company). Also, you should reconsider the dwarf gourami! I have 2 in a 10 gallon with some BST's and everyone gets along fine and I have never had a problem with either gourami! Or, you could do the 5 BST and 3 cory's for the bottom, they will eat extra food that falls to the bottom and will help clean your tank.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have BST's. I got them half grown six months ago. They are now full grown and measure 2.75" long and 1.75" top to bottom. Five full grown BSTs will be a LOT of fish flesh in a 10g. Just so you'll know what to expect. OS.
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