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Question by  Kamini (20)

How can I set up a community fish tank with platies?

I would love to have playtes in the fish tank in my office, but want to make sure the fish tank is set up right.


Answer by  Znufoc01 (227)

Platies are very hardy and can live in any tank that most tropical fish can live in. Once the tank has been cycled, move some platies in and you can feed them any generic tropical fish food, such as flakes. Be warned that platies are livebearers and breed like crazy.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Platies are a very low maintenance fish species. Just buy an off the shelf aquarium set and you'll be in business.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

Start with a large tank with water temperature set at 68 degrees to 75 degrees. Have lots of vegetation, try not to use drift wood because it causes water impurities. Platies do better when there are a lot of them in one tank.

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