The Red Wag Platy is a sporty two-tone variety of Xiphophorus maculatus Platy. The energetic color combination of red and black gives the Red Wag Platy a sophisticated appearance. The Red Wag Platy demonstrates a classic color combination notable among the widely bred platy varieties.
The Red Wag Platy is very easy to care for and adds color and personality to the aquarium. These qualities make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Red Wag Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Red Wag Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium.
The Red Wag 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 modified anal fin or gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.
The Red Wag Platy is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods and algae, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.