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Great for beginner aquarists, marigold variatus platies are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Platies are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. One of the most fascinating features of platies is that they are a livebearing species, meaning they give birth to free-swimming offspring.
Learn about Marigold Variatus
Common Name Marigold Variatus
Scientific Name Xiphophorus variatus
Feeding Habits Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Live fish, blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen plankton, vegetable diet, daphnia, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Freeze dried and flake foods also accepted.
Compatibility An active, peaceful and schooling fish that mixes well with other community fish.
Habitat Mexico: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
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