Hi! Iím New to this forum & tbh Iím in heaven
Have kept fish since I was about 12. Now Iím 29. I have a 55l (not sure on Gallons as Iím in UK) with a single Crowntail betta who was a first pet for my daughter who is two and LOVES him. Heís with an adult and baby rabbit snails
Recently (accidentally) fed into my fish addiction - got a small 22l tank with a black cory - who sadly passed away as the substrate wasnít suitable and got an infection. And Two male Platys, realised they were male after they came home so a month later got two females, they are all mixed types. One female died - the other was already pregnant.
As of now I separated the males into another same sized tank, the female dropped around 15 fry that I can count, Iíve moved her in with the males.
During this time I bought a 60l tank and silica sand with the intention of keeping a thin layer of substrate, java ferns and other live plants around the back and then just having all the Platys together once the fry are of decent size.
Of course I still need to set up and cycle the 60l - I want to know of any tips of keeping these fish all together in terms of interbreeding- How on earth do you keep track of who is mating with who?! Iíve been trying to figure it out in my head but Iím so confused.
Essentially I was going to sell a few of the babies just before adulthood, should I sell the males only? How do I keep my tank from becoming filled with fish after this?
Iím new to fry this is my first time with them so Iím super excited but also nervous! They are so stunning though only a couple with little black spots on as they are Salt&pepper Platy!
Also wanting to decorate the tank really simply but love live plants too havenít had a lot of luck with them and am anxious about the depth of sand substrate and keeping corys - any knowledge on this?
Attached photo of Betta because heís awesome! Introducing Graham
Any advice totally welcomed!