Blue Platy


The Blue Platy is a beautiful, sapphire-blue color variety of the popular Xiphophorus maculatus Platy. Its cool and elegant coloration is a remarkable contrast to the bold, fiery reds and oranges commonly associated with platies. Through selective breeding, platies are now available in a wide range of new color and fin variations. The Blue Platy is a great example of an atypical color variation.

The Blue Platy adds brilliant color to the aquarium and are very easy to keep. These features make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Blue Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Blue Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with them.

The Blue Platy is a livebearer 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.

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Erin June 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm

very pretty fish. i got 3, turned out to be two females and one male, and i know have about 20-25 baby fish. they grow really fast and seem to survive well!

Liv September 10, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I would like to know where to find one of these Platies and like the perfect one with its pretty blue all over like in the pic. All I’ve seen is like these silver blue that are barely blue and have a black Micky mouse not blue! It’s crazy

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