Yes, platies and mollies can live together. Both species are known for their peaceful and friendly natures, so they will get along well in a community tank. Platies and mollies also have similar water and tank requirements, so you won’t have trouble meeting both of their needs simultaneously.
To make sure your platies and mollies can cohabit happily, avoid overcrowding the tank. Each fish will need around two to three gallons of water to live comfortably. Keep that in mind when deciding how many platies and mollies you want to keep.
In addition to mollies, here are some wonderful tankmate recommendations for platies:
- Cory catfish
- Zebra danios
- Otocinclus catfish