Yes, platies can live with guppies. Both platies and guppies are known for their peaceful, non-aggressive natures, so they can live together happily with little to no conflict. Moreover, both species are very hardy and have similar basic care needs, so you shouldn’t have any problem setting up a tank that suits both species.
To make sure your guppies and platies cohabit peacefully, avoid overcrowding the tank and ensure you feed them enough food. Also, remember to add plenty of plants and hiding spaces in the tank to prevent any territory-related problems from ensuing.
In addition to guppies, here are some wonderful tank mate recommendations for platies:
- Cory catfish
- Zebra danios
- Otocinclus catfish