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Platy Variatus Green Neon (M), Platies - Tropical

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Platy Variatus Green Neon (M)

The platy is an ideal community fish for new fish keepers as it is a hardy and is compatible with most species and very easy to breed. They are prolific breeders, giving birth to at least 20-50 youngsters each time. Bushy plants provide cover for the young fry. What is seemingly surprising is that males are not necessary for breeding! This is because once fertilized females can store sperm. Females in the store may already have mated, and stored sperm that may be used to fertilize several more batches of eggs, months after being kept with a male. Platies are sexed by their anal/ventral fin: The female has a typical anal fin, whereas males have a modified fin, called a gynopodium (a pointed, tubular appendage which is used to fertilize the female). The platy originates from Mexico and Belize, where waters are alkaline. However, the available platies are commercially bred and tolerate a large range of water conditions and should be kept in a group.

Item properties

Name of fish: Platy Variatus Green Neon (M)
Product code: 7593hq
Price: £2.35
Suitable habitat: Tropical
Fish type: Platies
Suggested water hardness: Moderately hard
Sold at size: 6cm
Average fish length attained in aquarium: 6cm
Latin name of fish: Xiphophorus Variatus
Normal temprement: Community
Sold in units of: 1
Suggested water temp range: From 22 °C to 26 °C
Sugggested pH range: From 6.5 pH to 7.5 pH
Suggested aquarium size: 50 ltrs

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3 for £7.00

Ordering this product
Shortly after the new year you will be able to buy our product through this site. Until then please call us on 01382 832 000, or use our contact form and we will get back to you for payment and delivery details.

Delivery and further notes
All fish have been quarantined prior to sale in our quarantine facilities.

All pictures of the fish were taken from our own tanks at random for photographic purposes and no fish were anaesthetized, sedated or harmed during this process.

The fish you purchase may not be the exact same size or colour as shown in the photographs this may be due to the age of fish. Standard aquarium T5 lighting was used.

Delivery for fish:
Scotland Mainland: £10.00
England Mainland: £15.00
Northern Ireland: £25.00

Offshore Island & Highlands delivery price on request.