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Scientific Name : Xiphophorus maculatus

Care Level : Easy, good first fish for freshwater fish beginners

Size : 2 inches (5 cm)

pH : 7 - 8

Temperature : 65°F - 78°F (18°C - 26°C)

Water Hardness : 10° to 25° dH

Origin / Habitat : Central America

Lifespan : 2 - 3 years

Platy Temperament / Behavior : This is a good tropical fish for the beginner. They are a very peaceful tropical fish. Also, it can be a good idea to have two females for every one male. Doing this will prevent the male from harassing a single female.

Platy Breeding : They are livebearers which means that a pregnant platy the babies can swim immediately after birth. Usually, not much effort is required to get them to breed. If you have a male and a female, chances are they will breed. The parents must be separated from the young after birth.

Aquarium Size : 10 gallon or larger.

Platy Compatible Tank Mates : They make an excellent fish for a community tank given their peaceful nature.

Diet / Foods : Give them a varied diet consisting of flakes, live and freeze dried foods for optimum health.

Tank Region : All over the aquarium

Gender : The female is usually bigger than a male of the same age. The male Platy also has a modified anal fin called a gonopodium.

Available in sunset, gold , gold red, and metallic red

I am away Tuesday 29th - Friday 1st June so no fish or plants will be couriered in this time I will do my best to get them all out Monday4th and Tuesday 5th June (I will try to get hubby to send dry stock if possible) Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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