The Platy is a popular beginner fish, since it is relatively sturdy, easy to care for and also easy to spawn in captivity. A popular, hardy species, the Platy grows to 2 inches and is available in a wide variety of colors. As with all live-bearers, they will breed freely in a community tank, but the young are almost always eaten by tank mates.
Living Environment : All flake and freeze-dried foods are eaten, but flake foods high in vegetable content must also be provided. Small amounts of algae in the tank will also be eaten.