What do platies need in their tank?

Platies need various decorations and equipment in their tank, including:

  • Water filter with a weak current
  • Water heater and thermometer
  • Air pump, bubbler, or air stone
  • Adequate lighting
  • Fine gravel or sand substrate
  • Silk aquarium plants
  • Various live plants, including Wisteria, Java fern, Java moss, and Marimo moss balls
  • Breeding box, if you intend to breed your platies

In order to keep your platies safe and healthy, make sure everything in their tank has no sharp edges. Also, make sure to clean everything with cool running water before setting them in the tank. Avoid using soap to clean them as the residue is toxic for fish.