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I have a 125g tank with 23 mollies/platies/variatus in it right now. I recently purchased 3 male swordtails, 1 female swordtail, and 3 other female mollies/platies/variatus. All of these new fish are in my 10g QT tank. My question is do the female mollies/platies/variatus count towards a 4 to 1 female/male ratio with the swordtails after I have all the fish in my 125?  Thoughts??  Maybe I've been reading too much about swordtail aggression. Lol

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On 8/1/2021 at 11:12 PM, Chewyrat77 said:

I have a 125g tank with 23 mollies/platies/variatus in it right now. I recently purchased 3 male swordtails, 1 female swordtail, and 3 other female mollies/platies/variatus. All of these new fish are in my 10g QT tank. My question is do the female mollies/platies/variatus count towards a 4 to 1 female/male ratio with the swordtails after I have all the fish in my 125?  Thoughts??  Maybe I've been reading too much about swordtail aggression. Lol

In a heavily planted 125, with a willingness to do some basic maintenance, you can stock an endless number of livebearers IMHO. Swordtails should do fine with all that space in the tank. 

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On 8/1/2021 at 11:25 PM, Fish Folk said:

In a heavily planted 125, with a willingness to do some basic maintenance, you can stock an endless number of livebearers IMHO. Swordtails should do fine with all that space in the tank. 

I do 50% water changes probably every two weeks maybe 3 weeks at the most and I have two fx4s on there. Overkill filtration because I used to keep African Cichlids. Got tired of the aggression 

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On 8/2/2021 at 9:55 PM, Chewyrat77 said:

Lol. It's not a planted tank though. I just have alot of the malawi rocks from universal rocks in there and some really nice fake plants from a place I can't remember the name. I know planted would be even better

Well with 2 canister filters filled with good media like you have you don't need no stinkin plants lol. J/K I love plants of course but you have a lot of beneficial bacteria going on.

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