How Much To Feed Platy Fish
How long can platys go without eating?
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How many Litres does a platy need?
One adult female platyfish will be 6.35 cm (=2.5 inches) approximately. So for 4 female platies and 1 male platyfish, the total will be 29.21 cm (=11.5 inches.) Therefore, the minimum size of your aquarium tank should be 45.42 liters or 12 gallons.
How do you make platys happy?
Platy fish prefer water on the alkaline side. Plants should be hardy and able to tolerate similar water conditions. Ideal plants include hornwort, duckweed, and java moss. Create the ideal environment with plants, a gentle filtration system, and clean water with moderate hardness.
What is the lifespan of a platy fish?
The typical platy fish lifespan is between three to five years when kept in optimal conditions.
What do fish do all day in a tank?
That might involve scavenging around the tank bottom for scraps of food, eating whatever flakes or pellets you scatter on the water surface, or grazing on the colonies of algae that grow on tank surfaces. Depending on the species, foraging for food can take up most of the fish’s day.
What do platys like in their tank?
Platies can live in a 10- to 20-gallon aquarium or larger. Most livebearers prefer higher pH, but platies can tolerate a very wide range from 6.8-8.5 in our experience. They also enjoy harder water, so if your tap water is especially soft, consider adding more minerals using Seachem Equilibrium or Wonder Shell.
How many platies should I keep together?
At least three to five platies should be kept together. Platy fish are shoaling fish. They may not form a close-knitted group like schooling fish, but they still seek safety and comfort in numbers. A small group of three to five platies will be a great starting point for beginner fishkeepers with limited space.
Can I keep 2 platies?
I have kept all male platies together (as part of a peaceful community tank) and they do quite well. The only times I’ve seen aggression from them was when there was a female with them. As others have said, individual fish do have individual personalities. There is always that chance.
Do platys need air pump?
While it’s not necessary to use an air pump with platies, it can help to have a filter running that utilizes one. This helps keep the tank clean and makes sure your fish have enough oxygen to be healthy.
Why is my platy fish shaking?
Shimmying is a symptom rather than a single disease, and an indication that a fish no longer has proper control of its nerves and muscles. It occurs when fish are under severe stress, most often because of environmental problems. The classic scenario is when mollies are kept in soft or acidic water conditions.