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Green Calico Platy

Green Calico Platy has a green mottled patterning on its body with dark or black caudal fin. Platy is widely distributed in Central America, occurring in Veracruz state in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. There are different strains and color forms available. The platy is suitable for both a community aquarium and a single-species setup.    

Platy Care Guide

An ideal tank for these fish should include some open swimming areas with plants growing around the sides and the back of the aquarium. They are adaptable, hardy fish and breed easily. Platies can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions and are ideal for mixed community aquariums because of their small size and friendly disposition.

Max Size:   3 inches
Water:   65 - 78 F; pH 7 - 8
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Middle and Top
Temperament:   Peaceful and Social

Platies are livebearers and will give birth to fully grown baby fish. Female platies can produce broods of up to eighty young every couple of months. However, they do not have any parental instincts and, if given the opportunity, will eat their own offspring. The fish will accept a wide range of foods, including flakes and small pellets.

Platies can be kept with many other peaceful fishes, including tetras, plecos, cories, rasboras and many other community fish. 

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