Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Assorted Mickey Mouse Platy Livebearers
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Assorted Mickey Mouse Platy
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Assorted Mickey Mouse Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2½"
Color Form Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Northern Honduras
Family Poeciliidae
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The Mickey Mouse Platy is also known as the Moonfish or the Southern Platyfish, and is a hybrid color variation of Xiphophorus maculatus platy. The Mickey Mouse Platy is so named because of the black mark at the base of the body, reaching into the tail that is shaped like Mickey Mouse's silhouette. Color forms of orange, yellow, red, and blue are the most common. Platys add brilliant colors to the aquarium as well as being very easy to keep, making them a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike.

The Mickey Mouse Platy requires a tank of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. They are very peaceful fish and make an excellent addition to the community tank. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with them.

The Mickey Mouse 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 tank.

The Mickey Mouse 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

Crystal G Cabazon , CA
I enjoy these fish as if they were my kids. They swim about having fun and even play tag. Then when it time to eat, they come to greet me. I plan to enlarge my tanks to own more of these little mickeys. "My little sweet hearts."
Lindsee E Smyrina , DE
I got these little fish at my door two days ago and I was so happy they were here. They already fit in with my 20 gallon livebearer tank. Thank you so much Drs. Foster and Smith.
Laura R Saugus , CA
I have 4 of these "Mickey Mouse" platys. They are beautiful and playful fish. They do not hide, but rather seem to like to swim about the tank, showing off. All of them have the distinctive "Mouse ears," they are noted for. They house well with guppies, goldfish, gouramis, shrimp, snails, and swordtails. You will love these playful and active fish, my kids call them "Mickey and Minnies".
Jeff L Waterbury , CT
I love my sister's Mickey Mouse Platy! She is so active, and is always swimming around. She has recently gotten pregnant with a Red Wag, so I can't wait to see what the young look like!
Wonderful first fish. Easy to keep.
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