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Do mollies get along with Platies?

Do mollies get along with Platies?

Platies are non-aggressive and peaceful tropical fish and can live happily with tank mates like Mollies, Swordtails, Tetras, Gouramis, and Rainbowfish etc.

Why is my male molly chasing my female platy?

A male Molly fish will chase a female Most often, you will find your male Molly chasing a female for the purpose of mating. This is perfectly normal behavior and typically doesn’t cause any harm to either fish. If your mollies are breeding, then you’ll see an uptick in this kind of aggressively chasing other fish.

Are mollies aggressive to platys?

Are Platy fish aggressive? Normally, Platies don’t show any signs of aggression against their tank fellows. They are considered peaceful and non-violent freshwater fish and can live happily with their tank mates like Mollies, Guppies, Swordtails etc.

Will platys and mollies school together?

As you now know, platies are peaceful fish and would do well in a community tank with other fish species. But the species that would be good tank mates with platies include; danios, guppies, cherry barbs, mollies, rasboras, swordtails, plecos, angelfish, amongst others.

How many Platies should be kept together?

How many platies should be kept together? A group of three to six platies is a good starting point. As with most livebearers, the males constantly want to mate, so try to keep at least two females for every one male to give the girls a break.

Can platys be aggressive?

Platys have a reputation for being amiable fish that get along with each other. Only when you introduce two males to a tank would you normally see any sort of aggression. These varieties have been known to be aggressive at times, but it is rare.

What are the signs of a molly giving birth?

The Eyes of the Fry and Signs of Impending Birth To accommodate the developing eggs, the mother’s body expands, becoming deeper and broader. A few days before delivery, she develops a bulge below the gills, her outline becoming fairly square in this region, while the gravid spot has enlarged its area.

Are Platies aggressive?

How many platies should be kept together?

Why do platys chasing each other?

Can the platies fight for food? The platies also chase each other in competition for resources if you have an overcrowded tank and are adding fewer amounts of food than required. Generally, platies are considered omnivorous and thrive when given adequate amounts of fish flakes.

Will different types of platys school together?

Different kinds of Platy can live in the same tank, but will breed mutts.

How many Platies Can I put in a 10 gallon tank?

5 adult platies
A 10 gallon tank is big enough for a group of 5 adult platies to live in and enjoy a healthy habitat.

Can a Molly and platy breed in a pet store?

Pet store Platys are hybrids based on the biological species Xiphophorus maculatus. Aquarium mollies are hybrids of various Poecilia sphenops crosses with other species. Central America’s Poecilia and Xiphophorus branched apart a few tens of millions of years ago. They are too far apart, evolution wise, to cross.

Can a Molly and a platy interbreed?

She said that all Livebearers can interbreed (Guppies,Mollies,Platys,Swordtails,Endlers,Mosquitofish,Halfbeaks, and Scarlets). Then I went to my local fish store and one guy told me that livebearers are separated into scienctific groups, and Molly and Platy are not in the same group.

Is the Black Mollie chasing the silver Mollie?

One of my black mollies is chasing the other black mollie constantly. I have two other silver mollies and sometimes he chases one of them. But he is infatuated with the black mollie. She is now being distant and trying to hide alot. Will this continue for good or will he calm down?

Can a sword and a platy interbreed?

Platy are genus Xiphophorus, species maculatus or variatus. Swords are also in the genus Xiphophorus, the type species is helleri. The Sword and Platy can interbreed, being in the same genus. Mollies are genus Poecilia, species sphenops, among others.