Riverpark Aquatics

5 X Assorted Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

£10.00 inc. VAT
Adding to cart… The item has been added


Our Guide To Keeping Play Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Xiphophorus maculatus
    • Common name: Platy
    • Family: Poeciliidae
    • Origin: Central America, from southern Mexico to Guatemala
    • Adult length: 3 to 7 cm
    • Lifespan: 2 to 4 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Platies are adaptable and can thrive in various tank sizes, but a minimum of 20L per fish is recommended to ensure adequate space.
    • They appreciate a well-planted tank with plenty of hiding spots and open swimming areas.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Platies prefer slightly alkaline water with a pH range of 7.0 to 8.0.
    • Keep the water temperature between 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A gentle to moderate water flow is suitable for platies, so choose a filter that provides adequate but not excessive flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Platies are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Platies are peaceful community fish and can be kept with other peaceful species such as tetras, guppies, mollies, and peaceful barbs.
    • They should not be kept with aggressive or fin-nipping species that may stress or harm them.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Platies are active swimmers and are best kept in groups of at least five individuals to ensure social interaction and minimize stress.
    • They are known for their peaceful nature and can coexist with a variety of tank mates.

(No reviews yet)