Original price was: $112.00.Current price is: $8.00.

The southern platyfish is commonly known simply as the platy Platys are easy to keep and well suited to a community aquarium. In captivity, they reach maturity in three to four months and breed readily, the females giving birth to about 20-40 young at a time. The fish commonly sold in pet shops is not a pure strain of X. maculatus, but is a hybrid between X. helleri and X. maculatus. In general, if the male has a sword-shaped tail, they are called swordtails. Otherwise, they are labeled platy. Color and fin shape vary wildly in the aquarium trade.