Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Pineapple Platy Livebearer
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Pineapple Platy
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Pineapple Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2"
Origin Malaysia
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Pineapple Platy is a sunny color variety of the popular Xiphophorus maculatus Platy. The exciting fiery red and orange coloration accentuates the playful and social nature of the Pineapple Platy. "Fun," "festive" and "friendly" are just a few adjectives that describe this peaceful, easy-care Platy. The Pineapple Platy is a great example of the amazing new color and fin variation of Platies now available thanks to selective breeding.

The Pineapple Platy adds brilliant color to the aquarium and are very easy to keep. These features make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Pineapple Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Pineapple Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with them.

The Pineapple Platy is a livebearer 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, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1".

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Customer Testimonials

Aubrey R Austin , TX
The pineapple platy (also known as sunfire platy) are super cool fish! They are quite shy but they add so much color/personality to the tank! I had a golden dojo loach in my tank so I got sinking wafers, my platy ate them. So they are kinda like bottom feeders! I think these are awesome amazing fish. I would recommend this fish to beginners and experts! (I would also recommend when cleaning or adding decorations to the tank try to keep the movement of water to a minimum)
Leslie S Grand Blanc , MI
I love these guys! I ordered three and got two females that look exactly like the picture,and one male that had a lot more orange-red on him. You can't see it in the pic, but they all have gorgeous blue eyes. They also came in a lot bigger then the listing, which is a plus for me
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