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Sunburst Wag Platy

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Those that are new to aquatic pets will find the perfect fish in the breathtaking Sunburst Wag Platy. This beautiful fish features beautiful, vibrant colors, is easy to care for and is a wonderful choice for beginners.

Features: Perfect for beginners
Includes: 1 Fish
Experience Level: Beginner
Swimming Level: Middle
Color: Orange, Yellow, Black
Size: 3 inches maximum size

Feeding Instructions: Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried

Housing: 10+ gallons, moderately planted; Water temperature 72-82 degrees F

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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Sunburst Wag Platy
2.99 New Out Of Stock
Sunburst Wag Platy is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sunburst Platy From the beginning, I wanted three of these fish so bad. So I went to PetSmart and bought them. I have had them for 5 years and they are still hangin' in. They are very hardy, very colorful, and very kind active schooling fish. I currently have 2 females and 1 male and I have had over 100 babies since I have bought them. I like how they are definitely easy to breed because you just put males with females. I would 100% recommend Sunburst Platies to anyone who is a first-time fish owner because they are very easy to care for. I Hope this helps a lot:)
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful, fun and healthy fish! I bought 3 SB wag platy males a little over 6 months ago and have them in an established 30gal community tank. They have been healthy and tons of fun. Non-stop showing off to each other obviously with 3 males, but no one gets hurt and its non-stop action. Most of the fish I get are not available at petsmart, but these 'standard' fish have been a great addition and are a lot more interesting at times versus fish I have spent WAY more money on. The sunburst wag is also a stunningly beautiful fish. They are also very hardy, never shy, and can get along with just about any non-aggressive species. Their constant race to the surface when you approach and fearlessness with an owners hands or cleaning tools can get other typically shy fish to stay out in the open. As with all fish, treat them right and make sure your tank is cycled!
Date published: 2010-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to take care of hardy colorful this is a very beautiful fish its very active and very colorful and hardy ive had this fish for years and i had for 5 years and they lived for that long i would recomend to anybody who is a beginner
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! my mickey mouse sunburst platy is soooo sweet.he is super friendly and playful. he's always playing with his other tank mates. i would recommend him to everybody especially beginners. i love this fish!!!!!!
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beutiful Fish I have 1 sunburst male platy and 1 male sunburst mickey mouse platy. These 2 like to play chase everyday. They hang out and get along with my dwarf gourami and my 2 fancy guppies. I love both of them and they like 2 eat algae off of plastic plants and will eat live plants. They will get along with any non aggresive fish. A 10 gallon aqaurium is a perfect size for them with other fish or just a bunch of platies.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love her! My sunburst platy, Sunset, is an adorable fish. She's really pretty, and she is especially orange and yellow, so I named her Sunset. She is really playful at times. Sometimes, she just hangs out in her rock dome, other times, she's super hyper and enjoys swimming around the tank. She rooms with two other fish, and she gets along with them well. She is an amazing fish!
Date published: 2011-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fish I have a female sunburst as well as three other platies. I ADORE these fish, but there's several things that you should know before you buy them; You should ALWAYS have twice as many female fish as you do male. Seriously. I currently have two males and two females, and my male platies fight CONSTANTLY. When you bring a female home, she may already be pregnant! She may not look like it yet, but watch her closely. I brought home a female maaaaaaaybe a month ago, and she recently had young. Sadly, none of them survived. These fish WILL eat/kill their own young. If you don't have a breeder tank, ensure that there's PLENTY of floofy plants, including floating ones such as duck weed. Pregnant fish will sort of... nest. Have plenty of places for her to hide, including both plants and caves, if you don't have a breeder's tank. Any males WILL continue to bother her. In general, these fish seem to enjoy humans. Whenever I walk by my tank, they all come swimming up to you. It also sort of let's you know if something's wrong. I only really knew that one of my fish was having babies because she didn't come say good morning. In my case, they school with other fish. I currently only have one swordtail, but he gets along fine with all the platies. In fact, it seems that he's sort of... taken one of the female platies for himself. He protects her from the male platies.
Date published: 2011-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sunburt platty I have had my two fish for about 6 months now and love them!! I named mine sunny and share and they are very active and love playing together. these two are great fish!!
Date published: 2012-03-09
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My sunburst platy has been hanging out at the the very top of the tank near the filter by himself, is there something wrong?

Asked by: New fisher
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