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Sunset Platy
Sunset Platy
£ 2.10
Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus

A very easy species to care for and will readily accept a range of conditions.
Growth  Size: Males 5cm, Females 7.5cmA wide ranging distribution including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize.
They will happily live in large groups, as with other livebearers it is best kept with a 2-3 females to every male.
Ideally slightly alkaline water conditions are provided between 7.0pH - 8.0pH. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C.
Platy should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet.  Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods, although for best results green foods should be offered in abundance.
A generally peaceful fish, however it should be kept mostly with fish that can tolerate its more alkaline requirements. 
These fish like all livebearers will readily breed in captivity, it is more a matter of when not how it will happen if you have a mix of males and females.

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