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Calico Platy
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Calico Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Assorted
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2"
Origin Farm Raised
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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The Calico Platy is a beautiful molted color variety of the popular Xiphophorus maculatus Platy. Iridescent black sides and a brilliant golden profile appear as though a painter personally bespeckled each fish. Through selective breeding, platies are now available in a wide range of new color and fin variations. The Calico Platy is a great example of an atypical color variation.

The Calico 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 Calico Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Calico 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 Calico 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: 1" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Leslie S Grand Blanc , MI
These guys came in great! They are a lot more colorful and metallic then the pic.Two of them did get fungus within a day of being in my quarantine tank that got pretty bad, but one treatment of MinnFinn took care of it.
Melissa Schumacher Moreno Valley , CA
Very beautiful platy. I've had him since August and he's doing great. He's beautiful, much more colorful than the photo. His background color is a very pretty gold/metallic light orange with black markings. He's definitely one of the most beautiful platies I've ever owned.
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