Platy is a common name for freshwater fish in the Xiphophorus genus, including Xiphophorus Maculatus and Xiphophorus Variatus. They are live-bearers, closely related to Swordtail fish and are native to the East Coast of Central America and southern Mexico.
Platy Fish bred in captivity dispose of many color varieties, and patterns, making them widely popular with hobbyists and serious aquarists.


It is optimal to house platy in a tank with the size of 77 centimeter square for each 2.5cm of Platy. Avoid sun exposure because it can easily cause changes in the temperature.

Water conditions:

Platy fish from Saigon Aquarium accommodates well to tap water, after chlorine treatment.

Range of pH: 6.5 – 8.0

Water temperature: appx 26˚C – 28˚C


Platy fish are omnivores, they eat all live food, frozen food and vegetable food, so rotate their diet daily and feed only what they can consume in under 2 minutes, once or twice a day. Do not overfeed or leave food leftover in the tank, as it causes ammonia and nitrite and becomes toxic.


In general, platy fish are peaceful and make good community fish. Male platy can be aggressive towards each other and are constantly trying to mate, so a ratio of 2 to 3 females per male is advised to prevent excessive harassment of the females. Good tank mates include tetras, rasboras, danios, peaceful barbs and rainbowfish.

Gold Mickey Mouse Platy

Gold Mickey Mouse Platy

Red Mickey Mouse Platy

Marlboro Mickey Mouse Platy

Mickey Mouse Marigold Platy

White Mickey Mouse Platy

Blue Mickey Mouse Platy

Red WG Platy

Red WG Hifin Platy

Red WG Pintail Platy

Red Coral Platy

Red Coral Hifin Platy

Red Hifin Platy

Red Pintail Platy

Red Hifin Pintail Platy-

Berlin Platy

Red Tuxedo Platy

Red Tuxedo Platy

Red Marlboro Platy

Showa Tricolor Platy

Pepper & Salt Rainbow Platy

White Red Calico Platy

Metallic Red Gold Hifin Platy

Apple Tricolor Platy

Apple Tricolor Hifin Platy

Apple Tricolor Pintail Platy

Bumble Bee Platy

Orange Gold Hifin Platy

Metallic Red Gold Platy

Blue Coral Platy

Panda Platy

Blue Tuxedo Platy

Black Platy

Yellow Tuxedo Platy

Sunset Gold Platy

Sunset Gold Hifin Platy

Sunset Hawai Platy Male

Sunset Hawai Platy Female

Sunset Hawai Hifin Platy

Red Gold Mickey Mouse Balloon Platy

Red Mickey Mouse Balloon Platy

Red Coral Mickey Mouse Balloon Platy

Red Balloon Platy

Red Balloon Platy

Red Gold Balloon Platy