Can I keep Dwarf Livebearers (Heterandria formosa) together with Platies and Corydoras?

Hello,

I have about 10 - 15 Dwarf Livebearers (Heterandria formosa) in a 25 liter tank. Now I would like to ask you whether I can keep them in a 54 liter tank together with Platies and Dwarf Corydoras. I am not entirely sure as I heard Dwarf Liveberarers are best kept in a tank without any other species.

there are no objections against small Corydoras (Corydoras habrosusC. hastatus und C. pygmaeus); however, the aquarium should be abundantly planted and provide a thicket into which the livebearers can retreat if they want to. I urgently advise against adding Platies - these would massively threaten the much smaller Heterandria formosa and finally take over their place!

 

Best regards

sera GmbH

Dr. Bodo Schnell

 

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