The Black and Green Platy, also known as Xiphophorus maculatus, is a beautiful and popular freshwater fish species that originates from Central America. They are a great choice for beginners due to their hardiness and ease of care.
Black and Green Platies are relatively small, with a maximum size of 2.5 inches, and require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons. They are active swimmers and appreciate plenty of hiding places, live plants, and open swimming areas. They are also peaceful and can be kept with other small, peaceful species.
These omnivores will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and small pieces of vegetables. It's important to provide a balanced diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.
The Black and Green Platy's unique characteristic is their black and green coloration. They have a black body with green speckles on their dorsal and caudal fins. They also have a rounded tail fin.
- pH: 7.0-8.2
- gH: 10-20
- kH: 2-10
- TDS: 150-400
- Temperature: 68-82°F
Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.