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Red Wag Platy


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product highlights

  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 3"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, moderately planted
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Great for beginner aquarists, 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.


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Red Wag Platy
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Red Wag Platy is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish Recently purchased this fish for my 55 gal community aquarium. This fish is very active any peaceful. It swims at all levels of my aquarium and appears to be very hardy. Great fish for community aquariums.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make sure to Great, hardy guys. I only have two in my 20 gallon but thinking about getting more later. Whenever you're introducing fish, while acclimating, turn the lights off and leave the bag floating for at least 30 minutes. But make sure to keep the lights off for a good hour or two after you put your fish in there. I found that the fish tend to be more shy if I don't do this
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish! I bought 4 red wag platys about 2 months ago for my 10g and they are great fish! They have very bright colors and are very active swimmers. They get along with each other fine (they are all male, I didn't want babies) and also with the two guppies in the tank. I've had no problems and will definitely get more when I upgrade my tank to a bigger size. They're very easy to take care of and great for beginners especially.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter fish, but things to know Platys are a fantastic first fish. I have had platys in my tank for 7 months now: they are beautiful, colorful and so easy to breed. Here's what you should consider in purchasing platys: (a) There should be more females than males (b) Make sure you do regular water changes; platys are a hardy fish species, but regular water changes are a must. (c) Lots of plants and foliage will limit aggression. Great starter fish!
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very hardy This fish is VERY hardy, at least mine certainly are. They also are very beautiful fish and get along with other species of platy and the same species of platy as they are themselves. I have a red wag and a sunburst mickey mouse platy, they get along great with each other. The only problem is that my red wag platy is often chasing my male fancy guppy all over the place, but my other platy doesn't, so it probably only occurs in some platys to chase around other fish. However he leaves my neon tetras alone so that's a plus side to it I guess. Btw be sure not to overfeed them they get fat really easily
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great active fish I got some assorted Platys from PetSmart about a month ago and am in love with the red wag Platys! They are very showy and fast. They are very entertaining and good beginner fish, but just a few words of warning... 1.) Livebearers are very fertile! I didn't know this when I got my Platys :/. So keep this in mind--you may not want 20 to 50 babies swarming in your tank! 2.) Platys are little pigs, LOL. Mine start going up to the top at least an hour before feeding time and gobble up as much as I will give them. Don't feed them more than they can consume in 2-3 minutes (if in a very small tank) or 5-10 minutes (in a community tank with different swimming speeds of fish). All in all, Platys are wonderful fish and I would recommend them to any beginner aquarist!
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish To Own I put him in with my Twin Tail Betta. A very healthy and energized guy. Loves to eat from center of tank.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall fish, mine were a tiny bit agressive These are beautiful fish, with a striking orange color I owned a couple myself when a was just starting my first aquarium, (a long time ago) and I decided I wanted to try them again so I adopted two babies from a friend who's red wag platys gave birth and are now living in my two gal goldfish bowl until I can get my 25 gal set up to be them and some mollies new home!!!!!
Date published: 2013-11-26
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My Plat has just given birth! The cute little ones melt my heart.. But! I have also two ghost shimps and a few guppies... My tank is moderately decorated with plastic plants and gravels at the bottom... are those little ones at risk? Thanks!

Asked by: Minion B
None of mine have been killed with Cory’s and mollies so they should be fine
Answered by: Dvbg
Date published: 2018-07-05

Do platys keep tanks clean? I have a aqueon internal power filter?

Asked by: Sneezy30
No, platys don't clean tanks. They usually don't make much of a mess though. There only messy if you feed them a lot, it causes them to be constantly pooping. Your filter is good as long as it's for the size of your tank. Other than that there pretty clean and social.
Answered by: Savannah246
Date published: 2018-02-21
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