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The Tiger Ruby Platy is very easy to care for and adds color and personality to the aquarium. These qualities make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Tiger Ruby Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Tiger Ruby Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium.
Information about keeping Platy Fish, Xiphophorus maculatus and variatus, in aquariums.
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The vivid coloration of the Red Wag Platy makes it instantly recognizable to any aquarium hobbyists. The Red Wag Platy adds bold color to any aquarium and is very easy to keep, which makes this a popular community fish for beginner aquarists. The Red Wag Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons. All About Aquarium Fish: Platy Care and Breeding
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The Red Platy adds bold color to the aquarium and is very easy to keep. These features make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Red Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Red Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium.I ordered 5 platy's which arrived on time and in great shape. I received a nice assortment of fish 2 blue, 2 orange, and 1 yellow. They are easy to care for and they're also very active. They love swimming in the water return from the filter and chasing each other around the tank. At least one was pregnant because I found 2 babies in my tank 4 or 5 days after I put them in. Overall I'm happy with them and the customer service from LiveAquaria.The Platy adds brilliant color to the aquarium and they are very easy to keep. These features make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. 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 very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with them You can also use a breeding trap. These are inexpensive and are available at most petstores. Breeding traps are plastic containers that you put the pregnant female in (or anylivebearing fish). Don't put the female into the trap until she is close to giving birth. The breeding trap floats in the aquarium. The trap is separated into twocompartments. The top compartment houses the pregnant female platy. There is a small spacebetween the top and bottom compartments so that the fry drops through to the bottom compartmentwhere their mother can't reach them. It is possible for the fry to swim back through thisspace into the top compartment, but they usually don't. After the female has finished givingbirth to the fry you should remove her from the trap and place her back in the aquarium. Theplastic piece that separates her from the fry should be removed from the trap and you can raisethe fry for a short time in the trap. However, the water in the trap tends to get somewhatstagnant and so this isn't an ideal place to raise the fry for long. If you do raise the fry inthe trap you will need to clean out the trap and replace it with water from the aquarium on aregular basis. It is best to raise the fry in their own aquarium. Because they are so small theycan easily be raised for awhile in a 5-10 gallon tank of their own.Here we present the livebearing fishes that are so common in the freshwater aquarium hobby. The guppy, platy, swordtail, and mollies are the mainstays of the freshwater world and the ease of breeding them has been implicated as one of the primary causes of a problem amongst fish keepers known as MTS or Multiple Tank Syndrome. This syndrome is not life threatening but it has been known to cause problems in smaller homes. Where do you put all those tanks?The two species, the southern platyfish and the variatus platy, have been interbred to the point where they are difficult to distinguish. In fact, most platies now sold in aquariums are hybrids of X. hellerii and X. maculatus. The southern platyfish, is sometimes also known as moonfish or mickey mouse platy. While wild varieties are drab in coloration, lacking the distinctive dark lateral line common to many Xiphophorus species, breeders have developed a multitude of colour varieties, for example, orange, red, yellow, red/black, and black/white. Nowadays there is even albino platy with red coloured eyes, as well as mottled and marbled ones. Color and fin shape also vary wildly in the aquarium trade. Curiously, in general, if the male has a sword-shaped tail, they are called ‘swordtails’! Otherwise, they are labeled ‘platy’.