Rainbow Hi-fin Platy - Xiphophorus variatus

Rainbow Hi-fin Platy - Xiphophorus variatus

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Rainbow Hi-fin Platy - Xiphophorus variatus

Product Description:

The Rainbow Hi-fin Platy (Xiphophorus variatus) is a vibrant and lively addition to any freshwater aquarium. Renowned for their brilliant color patterns and distinctive high-fin dorsal fin, these platies add a splash of color and activity to your tank. Easy to care for and adaptable, Rainbow Hi-fin Platies are ideal for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Key Features:

1. Stunning Coloration: Rainbow Hi-fin Platies display a stunning array of colors, often featuring a mix of red, orange, yellow, blue, and green hues. Their high-fin dorsal fin adds an extra element of beauty and elegance.

2. Peaceful and Active: These platies are peaceful and social, making them perfect for community tanks. They are active swimmers, adding dynamic movement to your aquarium.

3. Hardy and Adaptable: Rainbow Hi-fin Platies are known for their hardiness and ability to adapt to a variety of water conditions, making them a great choice for both novice and seasoned aquarists.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of Rainbow Hi-fin Platies. Larger tanks provide more space for swimming and can accommodate more platies.

  • Aquarium Setup: Provide a well-planted tank with plenty of open swimming areas. Decorations like rocks, driftwood, and plants not only enhance the aesthetic but also offer hiding spots.

  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flake or pellet food, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia. Feeding 2-3 times daily in small amounts ensures proper nutrition.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 70-82°F (21-28°C), pH between 7.0-8.2, and hardness between 10-25 dGH. Regular water changes and good filtration are essential.

  • Tank Mates: Suitable tank mates include other peaceful community fish like tetras, guppies, mollies, and corydoras. Avoid housing them with large, aggressive fish.

Difficulty: Easy, suitable for beginner aquarists.

Maximum Size: Rainbow Hi-fin Platies can grow up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) in length.

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