Species/genus: Xiphophorus maculatus and Xiphophorus variatus

Origin: Mexico

Temp: 72 – 82°F (22 – 28°C)

pH: 7.5 dH: Medium to Hard

Temperament: Friendly and easy going

Adult Size: Up to 2 in (5 cm)

Minimum Tank Size: 5 Gallons
10 Gallon or larger is much better

Feeding: – eats all standard aquarium foods, likes to have some vegtable matter in thier diet

Breeding: – A livebearer, very easy to spawn, not an aggressive fry eater

A beautiful fish. Easy to keep and spawn. Very undemanding. Comes in a multitude of colors. Highly regarded by all aquarists.
It’s name, Platy, is pronounced plat – ee, not play – tee. All my life I’ve been saying it wrong, I still think play-tee sounds better. Image