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The Micky Mouse Platy, also known as Xiphophorus maculatus, is a peaceful and hardy freshwater fish species that originates from Central America. They are a popular choice for beginner aquarists due to their easy-going nature and striking colors.


Micky Mouse 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 Micky Mouse Platy's unique characteristic is their striking coloration, which features a red-orange body with black spots resembling Mickey Mouse's silhouette. Their vibrant colors and peaceful nature make them a great addition to any community aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • gH: 10-20
  • kH: 2-10
  • TDS: 150-400
  • Temperature: 72-82°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.

Red Mickey Mouse Platy

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