Platies are hardy, inexpensive, and easy to breed in large numbers, making them ideal feeder fish for your larger carnivorous inhabitants like cichlids, large catfish, and other piscivores. This feeder pack arrives with 85-100 specimens ranging in size between 1/4" - 1/2." You may expect to receive either maculatus or variatus species or a combination of the both species with your order.
To raise, the Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like
Java Fern and Java Moss. The Platy is a livebearer and is capable of reproducing at three to four months of age. The male is smaller and more brightly colored than the female, and can be distinguished by his gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.
The Platy is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared
flaked foods and algae, as well as
freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, and
Feeder Platies are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" - 1-1/2"