05-22-2009, 10:59 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
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| | Re: Dwarf Platies?
I haven't heard of the dwarf platy before. I did a quick google search out of curiosity, and it appears that the general consensus is that they are just regular platies with stunted growth.
I would also be wary of getting tropical fish from places like Petsmart or Petco. I have always felt bad for the fish that I've seen at these stores because they often look sick or there will be a number of dead fish in the tank. I have also heard that because of the way the filtering is usually connected along the different tanks, diseases end up rampantly spreading among the various fish available.
Anyway, that's just my two-cents worth on buying livestock from stores like Petsmart and Petco. Maybe yours is different, but the ones that I have been to usually have really sad and sick looking fish - I usually try to go to reputable places that specialize only in fish and where I know that the staff are knowledgeable. Thankfully, there's a few places in the SF bay area that are great for that.