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Blue Neon Wag Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus), Tank-Bred
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The Blue Neon Wag Platy is a beautiful blue variant that is a lovely, peaceful addition to the community aquarium!
The Blue Neon Wag Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) is a very colorful platy variety that boasts a bright blue coloration. This is a very peaceful, undemanding fish that will thrive in most aquariums, especially the planted aquarium.
The Blue Neon Wag Platy is compatible with most other peaceful aquarium species. It is an omnivore, so it will potentially prey on smaller dwarf shrimp and their fry, but it is otherwise safe to keep with peaceful invertebrates as well. This fish is not a picky eater and it will accept a variety of high-quality dry foods, but these should be supplemented with a variety of frozen foods as well. It will mostly occupy the middle and upper regions of the aquarium, and it does have the ability to jump out of the water, especially while in the early stages of acclimating to a new aquarium. As a result, a secure lid is highly recommended to ensure that this fish does not jump out of the tank.
Plants are not absolutely necessary for the Blue Neon Wag Platy, but they will certainly be appreciated. All stem plants, Marimo Balls, and mosses are safe to keep with this fish. The Blue Neon Platy is an excellent fish for beginners as well as experts!
What We Like About This Fish:
Very colorful variety
Hardy and adaptable
Small size, perfect for planted aquariums
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 64° - 77° F (17.7° - 25° C)
pH: 7.0 - 8.2, though a maximum of 7.5 is ideal
KH: 10 - 25
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
Diet: High quality flake foods and frozen foods such as bloodworms
Social behavior: Shoaling, peaceful with most species.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Central and South America
Average adult size: 2 - 2.8 inches (5 - 7.1 cm). Females are larger than males.
Average purchase size: 1 - 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm)
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