Redtail Dalmatian Platy
The Redtail Dalmatian Platy is also known as the Moonfish or the Southern Platyfish. There are many different color combinations of this fish. The most common colors are red, yellow, orange, blue, and wag varieties with black tails. Platies are freshwater omnivores that eat flaked foods and algae.
Occasionally we trade bloodlines from other breeders to keep stock healthy and keep the gene pool broad. We’ve been in this business since 1987 and having integrity in how we farm animals are important to us.
Please order no less than 3 due to attrition or mortality
Redtail Dalmatian Platy is one of the most beautiful aquarium fish
Do Redtail Dalmation Platy fish need a heater? Most plates do well with temperatures from 70-82°F, but if your air conditioning is set on full blast, you may want to consider getting an aquarium heater. However, variatus platies are accustomed to living in cooler waters and do not require extra heating when kept at room temperature.
Do Redtail Dalmation Platy need an air pump? You can use almost any type of aquarium filter with your platies, including those that run on an air pump. Aquarium filters help keep the water clean of floating particles, process nitrogen waste in the water, and ensure your fish get enough oxygen. Read this article for more information on which filter is right for you
Can Redtail Dalmation Platy survive in a pond? Yes, we highly recommend variatus platies as an excellent fish to keep in an outdoor mini pond during the warmer summer season. Read our mini pond tutorial for more details on how to set one up.
How many Redtail Dalmation Platy should be kept together? A group of three to six platies is a good starting point. As with most livebearers, the males constantly want to mate, so try to keep at least two females for every male to give the girls a break.