Why do My Platies Keep Dying?

Why do My Platies Keep Dying?
Platy fish are commonly chosen by aquarists that are new to the hobby since platies are often marketed as peaceful and easy to care for fish that are hardier than most. While all that may be true, platies do require proper keeping conditions just like any other fish. Many beginner…

Do Platy Fish Lay Eggs?

Do Platy Fish Lay Eggs?
Because they breed fast and often, platy fish populations in your aquarium should be controlled if you’re not looking forward to raising fry. Before you introduce any fish to your aquarium, it’s important to know how they reproduce. This regardless of whether you want them to breed or not, especially…

Platy Fish Lifespan – How Long do Platies Live For?

Platy Fish Lifespan – How Long do Platies Live For?
Platy fish are incredible freshwater fish that are uncomplicated and can be recommended for all skill levels. They reach a maximum size of 2.5 inches and are classified as hardy fish. If it’s your first time keeping platies, you may have questions related to their lifespan: How long do platy…

Platy Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Platies

Platy Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Platies
Platy fish are live-bearing fish that spawn fully-formed juveniles, which are able to swim and feed right away. They’re easy to breed and relatively hardy, however, they lack any parental instincts. If you want to breed platies, this article in which I discuss the basics of breeding platies and caring…

Platy Fish Care – How to Care for Platies

Platy Fish Care – How to Care for Platies
Platy fish are colorful, strong-bodied, active and unpretentious fish that are easy to breed and care for. They’re a live-bearing species that spawn fully-formed, ready-to-swim juveniles. If population control measures are not implemented, platies breed often and produce a lot of juveniles, which you may or may not welcome in…

15 Different Types of Molly Fish – Most Common Molly Types

15 Different Types of Molly Fish – Most Common Molly Types
Molly fish are characterized by a lot of variety, making them a popular choice for tropical freshwater aquaria. They’re a livebearer species that requires a spacious tank with temperature-controlled water to avoid sudden and dramatic temperature fluctuations. In this article, I’m going to go over the most common types of…

Molly Fish and Cherry Shrimp – Can You Keep Them in Same Aquarium?

Molly Fish and Cherry Shrimp – Can You Keep Them in Same Aquarium?
It’s hard as it is to make sure different fish species are compatible with each other when setting up a mixed-species aquarium, but when it comes to other aquatic animals like invertebrates, things become even more challenging. Take algae-eating shrimp for example. They’re often added to aquariums to help keep…

Molly Fish and Tiger Barbs – Can You Keep Them in Same Aquarium?

Molly Fish and Tiger Barbs – Can You Keep Them in Same Aquarium?
When searching for new tank mates for your fish, compatibility is the key to having a healthy community of fish. Fish that enjoy the same water parameters and have similar temperaments qualify as great companions for each other. Because temperament incompatibility tends to be a deal-breaker, I often get questions…

Molly Fish and Guppy Fish – Can You Keep Them Together?

Molly Fish and Guppy Fish – Can You Keep Them Together?
If you want to set up an aquarium with multiple types of fish, a good starting point would be to choose fish that are similar in nature and have the same water and feeding requirements. This will ensure an environment in which your fish can feel comfortable and won’t be…