Species Care

PANDA PLATY

Xiphophorus maculatus

Keeping Snapshot:
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  • Temperature: 20-26 degrees celsius
  • pH Level: 7.0-8.0
  • General Hardness: Moderate

Range: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

Reproduction: Platies are a livebearer, the females giving birth to fully formed fry. Males will mate with several females, from one mating females give birth to multiple batches of fry. Gestation period is around 28 days at 26-27°C, longer at cooler temperatures. Easily bred.

Feeding: Omnivorous. Eats most aquarium foods, will also pick at green algae.

Additional Comments: Very popular aquarium fish, active and colourful. Has been selectively bred into a wide range of colours and various fin-shapes. Great beginners fish, easy to breed.

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