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Gill’s little tank
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Well our six little Platys have been in the tank for just over a week.  They seem to have settled down fairly well and they’re great to watch. 
We originally thought/and were advised (by the LFS- Ok yeah I know  Sad) that we’d have three small groups of fish in the tank (65L).  We thought perhaps six each of guppies, Platys and Tetras. However with the Platys in here now I think that seems far too many, even though the Platys are all male so fry won’t be an issue. We’re now thinking of just one other group and perhaps a couple more Platys.
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6 Platy 
2 Celestial Pearl Danio 
8 Endlers 
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Hi, I think your tank looks great Smile
Personally I think two slightly larger groups of fish than three smaller groups would be better as you said it's only once they are in and settled you can tell how things are.
Maybe 8 platys and 8 guppies.
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I agree with Sarah. With 3 groups it will start to look crowded and “busy” if you know what I mean?!

Looking great by the way Smile


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Looking fab ! Bet it’s great to see those flashes of colour darting across the tank. I think tetras would go great Smile
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Ooopppps....went to 5 star  your thread and was nudged by the cat..so it went to 2...hehe sorry !
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Lovely looking tank!
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(27-03-2019, 10:06 AM)Annie Wrote: Ooopppps....went to 5 star  your thread and was nudged by the cat..so it went to 2...hehe sorry !

Just done a 5 star so brought it back up to 4 Big Grin
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I think we’ll give it a couple of weeks and probably get a little shoal of tetras, I think that’ll look right in a tank of our size. The plants are all surviving, and slowly beginning to sprout, and I’d like to get something that will give a little height and camouflage the heater a bit. Something that’s easy and will grow in the gravel.
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2 Celestial Pearl Danio 
8 Endlers 
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Limnophila is an easy one, can grow a bit like a weed but I like that it’s a quick grower and does OK in gravel. I do feed with a liquid feed and have fertiliser tabs in the gravel, but that’s for all my plants.
It does need trimming back, although I’ve recently left mine as it’s at the top of the tank and provides a nice canopy cover.
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Added 8 Celestial Pearl Danio to the tank yesterday, as wanted a little group of smaller fish than the Platys. 
This morning one of the males seems to only have half a tail, I guess another Danio has had a nibble, he’s able to swim and feed ok still, so I’m hoping it’ll recover in time. My fingers are crossed and although I can’t really distinguish the others from one another, this one has been named Toothless. 
Any helpful info about these little fish would be much appreciated.
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2 Celestial Pearl Danio 
8 Endlers 
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