15 Fun & Interesting Facts About Platy Fish

15 Fun & Interesting Facts About Platy Fish
As a fish well suited for aquarists of all skill levels, platies are loved by freshwater fish-keepers. They’re available in many varieties and colors, making a great addition to a community aquarium, where they get along great with other peaceful and even-tempered fish. Platies are easy to care for, they…

How Long Can Platy Fish Live Without Food?

How Long Can Platy Fish Live Without Food?
No, this is not a challenge to test the endurance of your platy fish, instead it’s a way to help you manage the feeding of your pet fish while you’re on vacation or travelling for other reasons. At some point or another, the question “How long can platies survive without…

Yucatan Molly Fish – Care, Feeding, Breeding & Requirements

Yucatan Molly Fish – Care, Feeding, Breeding & Requirements
The largest of the Molly Fish, this breed screams dominance. Both the male and female look like the Sailfin Molly Fish, but are larger and longer. The male’s dorsal fin is much more flamboyant having 20 rays as compared to the Sailfin’s 14 rays. Yucatan Molly Fish should not be…

Sailfin Molly Fish – Care, Feeding, Breeding & Requirements

Sailfin Molly Fish – Care, Feeding, Breeding & Requirements
These Molly fish are called Sailfin because their dorsal fin looks like a sail from a sailboat. These are perhaps the most popular of the Molly fish. The male Sailfin has 14 rays on their dorsal fin. Their distinctive fin and up turned mouth are pleasing to the average aquarium…

Do Platies Need a Heater to Survive?

Do Platies Need a Heater to Survive?
Platies are tropical freshwater fish, which means they’re accustomed to warmer waters. The ideal temperature range for platies is 72°F- 78°F. They will survive temperatures slightly below the low end of this range; however, the chances of developing health issues significantly increase in lower temperatures. High temperatures are also correlated…

Why do My Platies Keep Dying?

Why do My Platies Keep Dying?
Platy fish are commonly chosen by aquarists that are new to the hobby since platies are often marketed as peaceful and easy to care for fish that are hardier than most. While all that may be true, platies do require proper keeping conditions just like any other fish. Many beginner…

Do Platy Fish Lay Eggs?

Do Platy Fish Lay Eggs?
Because they breed fast and often, platy fish populations in your aquarium should be controlled if you’re not looking forward to raising fry. Before you introduce any fish to your aquarium, it’s important to know how they reproduce. This regardless of whether you want them to breed or not, especially…

Platy Fish Lifespan – How Long do Platies Live For?

Platy Fish Lifespan – How Long do Platies Live For?
Platy fish are incredible freshwater fish that are uncomplicated and can be recommended for all skill levels. They reach a maximum size of 2.5 inches and are classified as hardy fish. If it’s your first time keeping platies, you may have questions related to their lifespan: How long do platy…

Platy Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Platies

Platy Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Platies
Platy fish are live-bearing fish that spawn fully-formed juveniles, which are able to swim and feed right away. They’re easy to breed and relatively hardy, however, they lack any parental instincts. If you want to breed platies, this article in which I discuss the basics of breeding platies and caring…

Platy Fish Care – How to Care for Platies

Platy Fish Care – How to Care for Platies
Platy fish are colorful, strong-bodied, active and unpretentious fish that are easy to breed and care for. They’re a live-bearing species that spawn fully-formed, ready-to-swim juveniles. If population control measures are not implemented, platies breed often and produce a lot of juveniles, which you may or may not welcome in…