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{"id":3968385515587,"title":"Platy Metallic Blue","handle":"platy-metallic-blue","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlatys are one of the more colorful \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-fish-profiles-1381000\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003efreshwater fish\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, with base colors that range from pale yellows all the way to deep black and many shades in  between. As with many fish species, there are also albino variants. Within each of the color groups, there are many shades, along with a number of names used to describe them. It is common for platys to exhibit several colors as well as a variety of shades all in the same fish.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaty is a fairly small but active fish that does well when kept in groups with others of the same species and with other small, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003enon-aggressive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e community fish.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEven though they are quite small, these vibrant fish need to have enough space to comfortably swim around. As a rule of thumb, they will need an aquarium that holds at least 10 gallons of water. A lot of people think that Platy fish don’t need as much space, you should consider the fact that they are rarely kept on their own. Usually, Platies are kept in groups of few specimens and they couldn’t all possibly feel comfortable and happy in a tight, cramped aquarium. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA tank for Platies should be planted densely with plenty of rocks, caves, and driftwood hiding places. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEvery two weeks, replace about 25 percent of the tank’s water, to make sure the environment clean enough. Don’t change more than that- it can shock the Platies into an early death.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnother important thing when it comes to the tank setup is to make sure that you have a tight-fitting lid over it. Although you might not think it when you first see them, the vivacious Platies are notorious jumpers and will easily find their way out of the aquarium.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs for other conditions in the tank, these fish are not demanding. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaties prefer warm tank waters in the 70 to 77 temperature range with a fairly neutral pH value between 6.8 and 8.0. These fish \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003edo best in\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e soft to slightly hard water between 10 and 28 dH and they can tolerate some salt in the water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaties are social, peaceful fish that does best when kept in small groups. When you’re buying a Platy, make sure to get at least a pair if not more. Their suitable tankmates are other non-aggressive small species. Potential candidates include \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/guppy\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGuppies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/mollies-freshwater\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMollies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/tetra\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTetras\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/danios\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDanios\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e or Zebras, to name a few.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"blockquote-right\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\" nolinks\"\u003eFeeding\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlaties are an omnivorous species so they will likely accept anything you offer them. Feed your Platies a high-quality commercial flake or pellet food supplemented with fresh vegetables, spirulina algae, and brine shrimp or other fresh and frozen foods.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-06-05T14:58:20+08:00","created_at":"2019-09-05T17:50:05+08:00","vendor":"Aquarium Gallery","type":"Freshwater tropical fish","tags":[],"price":650,"price_min":650,"price_max":650,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":29642755932227,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"mbpl","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Platy Metallic Blue","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":650,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/3cac96e155afb671c2f9bc14a74f13a8.jpg?v=1567677011"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/3cac96e155afb671c2f9bc14a74f13a8.jpg?v=1567677011","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":2004790280323,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.143,"height":560,"width":640,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/3cac96e155afb671c2f9bc14a74f13a8.jpg?v=1569353543"},"aspect_ratio":1.143,"height":560,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/3cac96e155afb671c2f9bc14a74f13a8.jpg?v=1569353543","width":640}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlatys are one of the more colorful \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-fish-profiles-1381000\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003efreshwater fish\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, with base colors that range from pale yellows all the way to deep black and many shades in  between. As with many fish species, there are also albino variants. Within each of the color groups, there are many shades, along with a number of names used to describe them. It is common for platys to exhibit several colors as well as a variety of shades all in the same fish.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaty is a fairly small but active fish that does well when kept in groups with others of the same species and with other small, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003enon-aggressive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e community fish.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEven though they are quite small, these vibrant fish need to have enough space to comfortably swim around. As a rule of thumb, they will need an aquarium that holds at least 10 gallons of water. A lot of people think that Platy fish don’t need as much space, you should consider the fact that they are rarely kept on their own. Usually, Platies are kept in groups of few specimens and they couldn’t all possibly feel comfortable and happy in a tight, cramped aquarium. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA tank for Platies should be planted densely with plenty of rocks, caves, and driftwood hiding places. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEvery two weeks, replace about 25 percent of the tank’s water, to make sure the environment clean enough. Don’t change more than that- it can shock the Platies into an early death.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnother important thing when it comes to the tank setup is to make sure that you have a tight-fitting lid over it. Although you might not think it when you first see them, the vivacious Platies are notorious jumpers and will easily find their way out of the aquarium.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs for other conditions in the tank, these fish are not demanding. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaties prefer warm tank waters in the 70 to 77 temperature range with a fairly neutral pH value between 6.8 and 8.0. These fish \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003edo best in\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e soft to slightly hard water between 10 and 28 dH and they can tolerate some salt in the water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlaties are social, peaceful fish that does best when kept in small groups. When you’re buying a Platy, make sure to get at least a pair if not more. Their suitable tankmates are other non-aggressive small species. Potential candidates include \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/guppy\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGuppies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/mollies-freshwater\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMollies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/tetra\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTetras\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.petguide.com\/breeds\/fish\/danios\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDanios\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e or Zebras, to name a few.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"blockquote-right\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\" nolinks\"\u003eFeeding\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlaties are an omnivorous species so they will likely accept anything you offer them. Feed your Platies a high-quality commercial flake or pellet food supplemented with fresh vegetables, spirulina algae, and brine shrimp or other fresh and frozen foods.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Platy Metallic Blue

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Platys are one of the more colorful freshwater fish, with base colors that range from pale yellows all the way to deep black and many shades in  between. As with many fish species, there are also albino variants. Within each of the color groups, there are many shades, along with a number of names used to describe them. It is common for platys to exhibit several colors as well as a variety of shades all in the same fish.

Platy is a fairly small but active fish that does well when kept in groups with others of the same species and with other small, non-aggressive community fish.

Even though they are quite small, these vibrant fish need to have enough space to comfortably swim around. As a rule of thumb, they will need an aquarium that holds at least 10 gallons of water. A lot of people think that Platy fish don’t need as much space, you should consider the fact that they are rarely kept on their own. Usually, Platies are kept in groups of few specimens and they couldn’t all possibly feel comfortable and happy in a tight, cramped aquarium. A tank for Platies should be planted densely with plenty of rocks, caves, and driftwood hiding places. Every two weeks, replace about 25 percent of the tank’s water, to make sure the environment clean enough. Don’t change more than that- it can shock the Platies into an early death.

Another important thing when it comes to the tank setup is to make sure that you have a tight-fitting lid over it. Although you might not think it when you first see them, the vivacious Platies are notorious jumpers and will easily find their way out of the aquarium.

As for other conditions in the tank, these fish are not demanding. Platies prefer warm tank waters in the 70 to 77 temperature range with a fairly neutral pH value between 6.8 and 8.0. These fish do best in soft to slightly hard water between 10 and 28 dH and they can tolerate some salt in the water.

Platies are social, peaceful fish that does best when kept in small groups. When you’re buying a Platy, make sure to get at least a pair if not more. Their suitable tankmates are other non-aggressive small species. Potential candidates include GuppiesMolliesTetrasDanios or Zebras, to name a few.

 

Platies are an omnivorous species so they will likely accept anything you offer them. Feed your Platies a high-quality commercial flake or pellet food supplemented with fresh vegetables, spirulina algae, and brine shrimp or other fresh and frozen foods.

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