Just got back from a locally owned fish store (not where I usually purchase my livestock, but much closer). I donated 11 baby/adolescent platies out of my community tank. It feels good to free up some of the unwanted bio load. I had hoped to try to leverage some kind of discount on a purchase of *something*. However, all of their tanks were completely over run with trumpet snails, so I decided against purchasing anything.
On a positive note, I took out most of my landscape in order to net the platies. I found that my population of RCS had approximately tripled over the 8 originals I put in there a few months ago.