Assorted Mickey Mouse Platy

Latin name: (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

2½"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons

Family

Poeciliidae

The Mickey Mouse Platy is an ideal choice for the community aquarium, requiring only a tank of 10 gallons or more and an environment densely planted with hardy plants such as Java Fern and Java Moss. These peaceful fish are not only hardy, but highly compatible with any other peaceful fish species. Not only that, but they will provide a vibrant addition to your aquarium with their distinctive black and yellow coloration. Furthermore, their temperament is incredibly docile and their maintenance requirements are straightforward and easy to meet.

The Mickey Mouse Platy is an attractive and hardy species that is easy to care for in any community tank. It is a livebearer, capable of reproducing at three to four months of age, with males being smaller and more brightly colored than females, the latter of which can be identified by their gonopodium. Additionally, the fry will typically reach maturity quickly in a community tank, making it an ideal species for novice aquarists. With proper care and maintenance, these fish can live for several years.

The Mickey Mouse Platy is an omnivorous fish that is capable of eating commercially prepared flaked foods, algae, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

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