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  1. Fish
    Hi everyone! It's been a very long time since I've posted. I wanted some advice on keeping livebearers healthy. I can never seem to get them to live very long. I think my record was a year, and I really think they ought to be living longer than that. I've recently bought some platies that have...
  2. Algae
    I live in Daytona FL so my weather is quite mild. I have a 35 gallon heavily planted pond with a solar fountain and a 100 gallon per hour spouter, so it is quite circulated. I have a small group of fancy guppies and fry in the pond but the dragonfly nymphs are keeping the population low. I also...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Good morning all, In my first planted tank I have a group of horny platys (as you all know they are breeding machines). So I am starting up my 2nd planted tank in a 5g portrait for the sole purpose of raising my Platy babies which I am then donating to my local elementary school for the kids...
  4. Fish
    I've set up a new tank and got a female platy. I'm only stocking 2 or 3 of this family eventually. Does anyone happen to know whether a male molly will chase a female platy? They wont produce anything, obviously, but I will get a female to keep the stress level low if need be. And I...
  5. Lighting
    Hi folks, I am setting up a new 29 gallon tank to house between 12 and 15 platies. Here is what I have so far: Finnex planted+ 24/7 Whisper 10-30i filter (just a holdover until new filter parts come, this will be removed once the better filter is up) Emperor 280 filter ( not...
  6. Fish
    Hi folks I need some help discerning what's wrong with my fish(es). When I went to feed and check on my planted freshwater tank tonight I found that my white platy had grown an afro (see video). It looks like two of my other fish may be affected also. Here's what I've done so far: -All water...
  7. WTB/RAOK
    I'm sure this is a familiar story... I had a ten gallon tank I used only for growing plants, then one day I decided there might as well be fish in there. So I adopted three platies from the orphan tank at the local store. Now, a few months later, there are at least 20 in there, from several...
  8. Fish
    After being in my tank for a week, a platy named Panda, started to school with my H. Rasboras. After another week, she started trying to mate with them, which pissed most of them off (the school). I didn't want to continue to watch my pretty little girl get beat up, so against better judgement...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I brought home 3 platy fish about 3 weeks ago, 2 female 1 male. 1 female looked as if she had eaten a LOT when I brought her home and the other looked normal sized. The bigger of the 2 (OJ) I decided after about a week that she HAD to have been preggers when I brought her home because she just...
  10. Fish
    Hello, I've got a couple questions as the title suggests :) I bought a female Platy. (I know, such a newbie move LOL) At firsst I said no Platies, but everyone liked them so I bought one. I fell in love! I then bought a second. Turns out the first is a male, second is a female, who was pregnant...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So as the title says, I'm attempting my first dirted tank, and I'm having some problems. I've been fishless cycling tanks for 10 years or so, and this is the first time I've ever had a serious snag. After a month of fishless cycling and seeing almost minimal ammonia, nitrite and no nitrate, I...
  12. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Hey guys, One year ago I started this fantastic hobby and I decided to get a 30G tank. I filled it with some otocinclus, a couple of cories and 4 MOLLIES (two black and 2 dalmatian). Of course I did not know anything about breeding and livebearer LOL. Well, after one year, I roughly have an...
  13. New York
    Hi everybody, I am located in Troy, NY. I have a 30g tank and I started with 4 mollies 2 years ago. 2 black and 2 dalmatian. The tank is heavily planted. Needless to say, they started breeding like crazy. I already sold them several times to some local aquarium shops but the production is...
  14. Fish
    Hi there; I've been monitoring one particular platy for the past few days. I've noticed there's a white spot developing near her back fin, it looks somewhat fluffy. I've taken her "out" of the general tank and just placed in her a temporary containment while I figure this out. If it happens...
  15. Plants
    is there a way to stop my platies constantly munching on my small plants?
  16. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Hello, I have to many platys and I need to get rid of them. No DOA guarantee however I will include one extra platy (9 total) in case of that happening. I also have no heat packs and cold packs. They will be shipped in a kordon breather. You will be recieveing 8 platys that are juvies or...
  17. Tank Journals
    After all that fuss I made last month, and the giant anti-climactic silence afterward, I think I should start my tank journal. So last month I did a bunch of research and decided on a 10G and was supposed to have a big shopping trip. That plan fell right apart, but I did assemble some pieces...
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