Platies - Livebearing Tropical Fish - About Fish Online

I have a yellow platy fish female who's ovipositor is showing towards the back of ..
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The Gold Twinbar Platy has a golden yellow body. The tail has a black edge at the top and bottom, giving it its "twinbar" common name. Livebearers are fish that give birth to live, free-swimming babies instead of laying eggs. Common livebearing fish for tropical freshwater aquariums include Swordtails, Platies, Variatus, Mollies, and Guppies. These bright and peaceful little fish come in a variety of colors and patterns and can easily be placed in a tropical community.
Hi, I've got some questions about my Platy fish. What kind of Platys do I have? Can they breed with eachother? Is the yellow Platy with red tail pregnant?
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One question, though...I have one platy and 2 zebras and 2 glofish together (figure that's enough fish for a 10 gallon) and they all get along...until the last two days, I noticed the platy is absolutely terrorizing the glofish. Leaves the zebras alone, but chases the red and yellow glofish all over the place. Seems odd... baby fish molly sailfin , platy mariegold ,yellow platy,platy carolina ,platy red coral,platy berlin
Photo provided by FlickrPlaties come in a variety of colors: orange, red, yellow, blue, white, or sunburst
Photo provided by FlickrA lot of platies have some black on their body, fins, or tail
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There are actually two different species of Platy which are commonly kept in the aquarium hobby. The Southern Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) is more commonly known as the Moonfish or the Common Platy. Some of the aquarium varieties bred from this species include: Red Platy, Coral Platy, Blue Moon Platy, Wagtail Platy, Tuxedo Platy, Salt and Pepper Platy, and Mixed Platy. The Variatus Platy (Xiphophorus variatus) is also known as the Variegated Platy and it comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Some of the aquarium varieties for this species include: Redtail Platy, Yellowtail Platy, Sunset Platy, Rainbow Platy, Hawaii Platy, and the Marigold Platy.The Common or Southern Platy is, as the name suggests, the most common variety of Platy. It was first introduced to aquarists in 1907 when they were often called "Moonfish" because of a crescent-shaped dark spot at the base of the tail, especially on the yellow ones. This fish is credited as one of the species that sparked increased interest in aquarium-keeping due to its charms and easy care. Other common names this species is known by are Common Platy and Moonfish. Popular, selectively-bred ornamental varieties include the Comet Platy, Two-spot Platy, Half-moon Platy, Moon Platy, Salt-and Pepper or Pepper-and-Salt Platy, Blue Mirror Platy, Coral Platy, Bleeding-heart Platy, and Mickey Mouse Platy.