Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Tiger Ruby Platy Livebearer
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Tiger Ruby Platy
(Xiphophorus maculatus)
Tiger Ruby Platy
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

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

The Tiger Ruby Platy represent the growing availability of never-before-seen selectively bred Platy varieties. The striking coloration and the bold tiger stripes make the Tiger Ruby Platy unforgettable. The remarkable patterning on the Tiger Ruby Platy is an unexpected departure from Platy varieties with blocks or patches of color. The graphic stripes on the Tiger Ruby Platy elevate the tried and true Platy from familiar aquarium favorite to exotic "must-have."

The Tiger Ruby Platy is very easy to care for and adds color and personality to the aquarium. These qualities make it a great fish for beginners and accomplished aquarists alike. The Tiger Ruby Platy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. The Tiger Ruby Platy is a very peaceful fish and makes an excellent addition to the freshwater community aquarium.

The Tiger Ruby 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 modified anal fin or gonopodium. The fry will most often reach maturity in a community aquarium.

The Tiger Ruby 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".

Customer Testimonials

Michel C FL
They do stand out from the rest of the platies. I have 2 and it has more strips than the picture displayed on the website. Plus its body color was more fire-orange. Really nice!!!
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