About the Platy
- Popular, available in most aquatic shops
- Many different colour varieties
- Peaceful and easy to look after
- Likes plants or somewhere to hide
- Relatively clean
Platies breed frequently, so housing mixed sexes can quickly result in an over-populated aquarium. We recommend housing only the same sex. When housing both males and females, at least two females should be housed per male. This is because males are always on heat and can cause females exhaustion.