Remarks: A perfect starter fish! Platies (Xiphophorus maculatus) are peaceful community fish that reproduce with ease. They are livebearers, meaning the females release live fry rather than laying eggs. It is recommended to keep more females than males, as males can easily harass females with relentless attempts to reproduce, leading to stress in the females.
Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus
Common Name: Bumblebee Platy
Max Size: 3.5"
Region of Origin: Central America
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods
Compatibility: Schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, dwarf cichlids, peaceful cichlids under 5", invertebrates, Loricariids.
By Imperial Tropicals