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Blue Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
Blue 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.
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.
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Blue Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2"
Origin Indonesia
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2"
Origin Indonesia
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

What's Bluer than Blue? Certainly not you, when you add this brilliant beauty to your freshwater planted community aquarium. With a flash of silver and hues of blue, the color variation of the Blue Platy makes it a must have addition to your tropical community.

The Blue Platy is a peaceful fish that is very easy to keep. This makes it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Blue Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Blue Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium.

The Blue 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 modified anal fin or gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.

The Blue 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: 1/2" - 1-1/2"

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