Sunset Highfin Variatus


The Sunset Variatus is one of the farm-raised color morphs of the wild type originally found in southern Mexico.  The Sunset Variatus has a yellow and red body color. The Variatus is generally more elongated than its close cousin the Platy.  The Variatus will prefer a densely planted tank and can be kept in pairs or groups.  As an herbivore, plant-based foods should be part of their diet, though they will eat almost all prepared foods for the aquarium.