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Old 04-01-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Several question about guppy and platy.

1. Can I put guppy and platy together?
I read one article from aquariumfish.net. That doesn't suggest to put those together.

2. And I know guppy and platy both will be raised as at least one male vs two female.
But should I buy same species for the one male and two female.

3. I am a new fishkeeper. It's hard for me to tell male and female platy. Is there any easy way? Can LFS employee pick right one for me?

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Old 04-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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1. Yes, it can be done tough swordtails would be a better choice
2. Platys will breed with any other type of platy, same as guppies
3. Gonopodium (aka Modified anal fin), appears to be sharper than the females.

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I have had guppies and platys together. They got along GREAT. Make sure to have 3 females to one male on both the guppies and platys.

Platys are WONDERFUL fish and make a great addition to any aquarium.

What is your tank size?

Good luck on your fish.
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Male platies have a stick-like fin under their butts and females have a rounded fin that looks normal...lol
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Thanks guys.

My tank is 20 G. It has been setup for 6 weeks. Currently, I have 6 neon tetra and one panda cory. The other cory died one week ago.
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as far as telling males and female guppies apart, i believe the bigger brightly colored ones are... male? and the mono-tone smaller ones are female... never had guppies, this is just what i always thought, correct me if im wrong.
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Male guppies have the stick fin thing (this goes for most/all live bearer species) and the males are more brightly colored and the females are usually dull brown with color on the tail(sometimes) and they have smaller tails @_@
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1. Should be OK... mine always were.

2. 2 female guppies/male guppy and 2 female platies/male platy
(2 female platies / male guppy won't work)

3. male livebearers have gonopodiums, while females have rounded anal fins.

male platy:


female platy:
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Keep in mind that while having one male and 2-3 females is a good idea, you will soon have several fry that you can't sex. I have a guppy tank that started out with 5 guppies, now has 12 youth and adults and more fry than I can count. This is in 6 months. Platies can do the same. 8O
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Yeah live bearers are basically breed-happy 24/7 fish and only a few week gestation depending on the species... you have lots of babies
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