Looking to add a variety of Platies to your freshwater community aquarium? The LiveAquaria® Premium AHA Pack offers a tasty selection of colorful Platies sure to add visual enjoyment.
The plant-safe Platies in this collection are easy-care fish, which makes them perfect for the beginning aquarist. The selection of Platies offered in this pack provide a delightful variety of colors and fins. From the Tiger Ruby Platy with its striking coloration and bold tiger stripes, to the Red Wag Platy with its sporty two-tone energetic color combination giving it a sophisticated appearance. The Gold Mickey Mouse Platy is a great example of an atypical color variation. These Platies make a great starter pack for any Platy person.
These Platies require an aquarium of at least 15 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. They are very peaceful fish and make an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with them.
The Platy is a livebearer and is capable of reproducing at three to four months of age. The male is smaller and more brightly colored than the female, and can be distinguished by his gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.
The Platy is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods and algae, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.