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roweb - 2006-07-13
The small, deep-bright-red Platy (redder than the one in the picture) with a chubby belly and no hint of black coloration is a must for all tropical fish afficionados. I just can't get enough of their redness! They are always in good behavior, strong, and they love to eat. It gives me so much pleasure watching them with the Harlequin Raspbora, Balloon Mollies, and my last remaining (big) guppies. I would love to see an electric yellow dwarf platy one day (like the Pearl Labidochromis but with no black lining), wouldn't that be something?!

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roweb - 2006-07-12
Once upon a time, I loved guppies. After quite a number of them died because of their genetically inferior stock (like those Dwarf Gouramis) due to overly selective breeding and other factors, I stopped buying them completely. In fact, the store where I originally bought them agreed with my findings because they, too, are tired of scooping out the dead ones - no major store names given. Where I live, a Fancy Guppy is $3. I am hoping now that their babies would produce a stronger line. It does make me wonder what kind of environment they were originally reared from, as in water condition and diet. A typical buyer has no means of knowing what these breeding farms are like.

As far as babies go, if you wish to breed guppies, do it soon, and separate the babies from the adults as soon as possible. They will eat them. Tropical fishes with big enough mouths to swallow them will no doubt hunt and digest them. Also, beware of big Mollies. Females especially are very aggressive and always hungry. Never combine Black Mollies with guppies and other tiny fishes. Balloon Mollies work with guppies, but they too have their own physical, skin problems. That's another long story.

If you want to have a peaceful tank with beautifully prestine inhabitants, do your homework. I'd hate to see a beautiful Cobra, Glass, Grass, etcetera guppies with chunks out of their tails because they will eventually die, sooner or later, due to infection. They are already handicapped to begin with.

If you wish to raise strong fishes, try Discus and Angel Fish; however, they are mean creatures. The strongest will always attack the weak. Always. This is a common trait of all Cichlids. Have enough room for them if you wish to spend a lot of money per Discus, as in 100 gallons or more with lots of hinding places. Discus maybe beautiful, but the weaklings sure hide a lot, which is a drag in the end.

Goldfish, therefore, is your best bet, if they don't have any kinds of skin disease like ich, for instance. But boy, they sure are messy.

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ismar - 2006-07-09
I just Bought 4 Platy's today!! They are wonderful ...i bought a Black, Black Spotted, Silver, and Reddish Platy!! All 4 are doing wonderfuL!! The fish are very active! But i noticed that the Black Spotted one likes to hide alot!! I am looking forward to keeping them for a long time and maybe even buying some more!! I cant way till they breed!!

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Robert - 2006-06-30
i like this website, i have a guppy.

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Tony - 2006-05-29
i got 4 dalmation mollys today and they are great.
they are so colourful even though they are black and white.
im just waiting on some fry.

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Raul Zabaleta - 2006-05-26
I am working with several guppies to isolate and breed certain colors.
These fish are very hardy and are also good for ponds.

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michelle - 2006-05-19
Hi, I just got 2 dalmation mollies when I got them home I noticed that they both have a golden yellow dusting over their bodies, so they are now in a hospital tank because I don't know if this is normal for them. I'm a little bummed, I was excited to add them to my aquarium.

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Erik and Kelly - 2006-05-12
I just purchased a 5 gallon tank. One Betta, one pleco, and one Sunburst Platy. Little did we know the platy was pregnant and now our tank is filled with our original fish and atleast 8 little "fry's". I hope all goes well. Ive never had fish before this.

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J - 2006-05-08
This is a great fish to have in a community tank without fin-nippers.
Our female is pregnant and we are expecting babies soon.

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Brittney - 2006-05-06
I'm a college student, and I thought I would pick up some fish for my 10-gallon tank. I bought five swordtails. Little did I know one of them was pregnant. I could only save four of the babies as she had given birth before I became aware of hatcheries and the like. Anyway, I had to take that particular female back to the pet store because she was aggressive. Two of my other three females are receptive, so now I've got six little fries and two extremely pregnant females. I really enjoy taking care of the little babies I have, but sadly I don't have room for all the potential fries. I hope someday I can have a big enough environment so that all of the babies produced can thrive.

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