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Old 06-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Walmart has trouble identifying fish.

I got a blue coral moon thinking it was a platy. My brother had an albino platy/moon thing and my other brother got a moon/platy mix... Walmart telling me they're platy. Ok but seriously, are platy like the same as moons? I never heard of moons before going on a site named PetSolutions. Do moons need the same requirements?

EDIT: Blue Painted Moon
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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My understanding is that Moon fish are a type of platy.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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I don't even know what fish that is as it does not even come up on google search. Maybe just a name to attract buyers. Are these new fish or did you used to have them as if you still have them you could post a pic for I.d..
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Blue Coral Moon fish are part of the Xiphophorus sp. family, witch sums up as Platy's. It should have the same requirements listed in this website: Platy (Xiphophorus sp.)
Added to what was said, there is almost no information about Blue Coral Platy's, so to stay on the safe side, I would return them if I were you. If not, you can stick with what's said on that website, and base off that for your aquarium.

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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I bought a upside down cat from Walmart and didn't realize until later that it was an African feather fin
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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I don't even know what fish that is as it does not even come up on google search. Maybe just a name to attract buyers. Are these new fish or did you used to have them as if you still have them you could post a pic for I.d..
My profile pic is my blue (painted not coral, oops) moon Gunther. A link to the site:

Blue Painted Moon, Moons & Platies for Freshwater Aquariums | PetSolutions

Sorry, my mom said something about blue coral platy.... I meant blue PAINTED moon.

Only difference: Mine has rosy cheeks (I'm assuming blood) but it's always been there since before I bought him. I've had him over 5 weeks now. I know, I know... he's from Walmart. I've stopped buying from Walmart. I was BRAND NEW to fish then.

I'm attaching a pic since the profile pic is so small:
By the way, blue painted moons and blue coral platy look REAL similar... which is Gunther?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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There are so many reasons not to buy your fish at Walmart.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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There are so many reasons not to buy your fish at Walmart.
I know... Walmart... Pfft
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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I dont go to walmart at ALL after watching the "people of walmart" video
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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I dont go to walmart at ALL after watching the "people of walmart" video
There needs to be a "LIKE" button on here!! LOL!!
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I dont go to walmart at ALL after watching the "people of walmart" video
Oh god...that's great XD
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #12
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I dont go to walmart at ALL after watching the "people of walmart" video
Well thanks. I looked it up to see what ur talking about... I'm frightened forever.
No go sit in the corner, and think about what you did.
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He looks like a mickey mouse platy. Does he have some black circles near his tail that look like a mickey mouse head? Hard to tell from the pic.
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I was thinking Mickey mouse also
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Looks like a very small tank.
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Looks like a very small tank.
Yes, last I heard he had his platy in a 1 gallon bowl, so sure hope the others are not in the bowl too. Hopefully he has upgraded to a ten gallon.

If you have 4 platys is 100% stocked.
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Yes it is a 1 gallon, it filters like 500% or so an hour. It's much bigger than a 1 gal bowl though, it looks like a 3 high but guess not. He will upgrade at christmas and no other fish or shrimp or anything are in their with him. He's been in there for 6 weeks, 1 day.
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He will not make it till Christmas in a bowl

How many platys are in the bowl?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #19
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It's not a bowl, he's by himself, it's this tank:
Top Fin&reg Aqua Scene 1 Gallon Desktop Aquarium Starter Kit - Sale - Fish - PetSmart
but Aqua Culture not Top Fin and this filter:
Tetra Whisper 3i In-Tank Filter - Filters - Fish - PetSmart
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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Same thing as a bowl. Has the same capacity.
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