Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Gold Twin Bar Platy
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Gold Twin Bar Platy
(Xiphophorus maculatus)
Gold Twin Bar Platy
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Gold
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-77° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.2
Max. Size 2"
Origin Farm Raised - USA
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Gold Twin Bar Platy, also known as the Moonfish or the Southern Platyfish, is an interesting color variety of the popular Xiphophorus maculatus platy. The Gold Twin Bar Platy has a beautiful, translucent golden body with two black bars along the top and bottom of its tail. These black bars form the distinct open "V" pattern characteristic to this platy variety. The Golden Twin Bar Platy is sure to add cheer to any community aquarium. In addition to its brilliant coloration, the Gold Twin Bar Platy is very easy to care for and makes a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike.

The Gold Twin Bar Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Gold Twin Bar Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the community aquarium. Any other peaceful fish can be housed with the Gold Twin Bar Platy.

The Gold Twin Bar Platy is a livebearer capable of reproducing at three to four months of age. The male is smaller and more brightly colored than the female and can be distinguished by his gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.

The Gold Twin Bar Platy is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods and algae, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1 1/2"

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Customer Testimonials

Angelo D Oct , FL
it is a very communtive fish that gets along with everthing
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