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Platy come from warm waters on the eastern coasts of both Central America and southern Mexico. Platy have a variety of colour patterns other than solid colours and they range from brown, gold, red, blue, black and green. Because of these colorful patterns, the fish are sometimes called painted Platies due to the patterns resembling the strokes of a painter’s brush.



  • Temperature    - 18°C - 25°C (65°F – 77°F)

  • pH  -7.0 – 8.0

  • Hardness 10° to 25° dH

  • Size -Males up to 1.5-inches(3.8 cm), females up to 2.5-inches (6.3 cm )

  • Life cycle- 2 to 3 years

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