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Author Topic: Platy in tropical tank?  (Read 1409 times)
kromagg
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« on: October 08, 2016, 02:46:21 PM »

So I have 3 platy ( 1 male +2 female) in my cold water tank (25l). I recently learned they would enjoy life more in bigger tank. I have tropical tank (122/36/46cm) with honey gourami and cardinal tetras. I am planning to add bristlenose pleco and bandit cory and guppy within next 2 months or so. The temp I set in tank is 27-28C. Would platy be ok with that? Or should I lowered it. And if not would lower temperature affect other fish? Is there optimal temp. For all fish to enjoy life?
I read all different information so would like to hear from someone actually with experience with platy in tropical tank.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 07:30:58 AM »

Platys are not a cold water fish.  They should be kept at 20 ti 26 Celsius,  Honey Gouramis should be at 22 to 27 Celsius, Bristlenose at 22=30 and I think what you say is "bandit" cory, you really meant the "panda" cory which should be kept at 20-25 Celsius.  The guppy should be kept at 18-29 Celcius. Here are the profiles for all of these fish.   
 http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile4.html
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile2.html
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile117.html
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile137.html
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile15.html


The trick is to try to get them all at approximately one temperature.

When you buy fish, it is best that you research the species that you are interested in.  Make sure that they will fit in with your other fish.  Do not ever buy a fish and then wonder how he should be kept. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 12:14:18 PM »

I am aware of this.. All I am now... Im using aqadvisor to find best solution and it shows me 25 c just bit worried it may be too low to some other fish..
As for platy being cold water its petsathome told me they r cold water and 4 be ok for 25 l tank.. ( All bought from them) i know now better and I'm researching before Buying ng anything now..

But do you recon above mentioned fish can be happy and healthy at 25c?
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 12:20:18 PM »

All of the species that you questioned can live at 25 C as per their profiles.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 02:32:42 PM »

What do you actually mean by, "cold water tank"? How is that one set up and what fish did you plan to keep in that tank?
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 03:52:22 PM »

Its basic 25 l tank with no heating. I'm thinking to transfer it to betta tank with heater.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 10:08:26 AM »

All of the fish you talked are tropical fish and you can keep them together like I do.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 09:49:45 PM »

Its basic 25 l tank with no heating. I'm thinking to transfer it to betta tank with heater.

Sounds like a plan.
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