Assorted Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
*Please note: For the safety of the livestock, we only ship livestock Monday – Wednesday. Please plan accordingly. We mainly sell juvenile livestock, but adults will be sent if available. We also do not sex livestock for any client, we will send a mix if available (this is to make it fair for everybody). This is company policy. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY RECEIVING ONLY MALES OR ONLY FEMALES OR JUVENILE FISH.
|Atlantic coastal plain of Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize
|Very peaceful and can be kept with most community species.
|Top to bottom-dweller
|Up to 4 Years
|Minimum Tank Size
|Male: 5cm; Female: 7.5cm
|7.0 – 8.2
|20 – 26°C
Very easy. Will breed in the community tank. To be honest breeding this species is more of a case of ‘when’ rather then ‘how’. If you’re not interested inbreeding them, buy only male fish. Otherwise breeding is much the same as for many other livebearers. We recommend that several females should be kept to every male in order to dissipate vigorous harassment by males. Areas of dense planting will also help.