Caring for your Platy

A great starter fish, I’m available in lots of different colours. Keep me at 2-3 females to each male to reduce aggression and stress.

I make a great first breeding project as all Platies will breed with each other, resulting in new colour morphs.

I will eat any food that fits in my mouth, and I am especially fond of King British Tropical Flake (with IHB) as it keeps me healthy and happy.

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus

Family: Cyprinodontidae

Adult Size: 5-6cm long

Temperature: 22-25 degrees Celcius

Alkalinity: Neutral, and moderate hardness

pH: 6.6 to 7.2