Sunset Variatus Platy
There are two species of platy from southern Mexico – platy maculatus and platy variatus. The variatus have higher dorsal fins, jump a bit more, and grow slightly larger than the maculatus. The two species will breed and several hybrids are available – particularly the assorted hi-fin platies. AquairumFishSale.com carries the sunset variatus for their striking color and overall friendly disposition. These fish can live in freshwater and brackish water.
- Scientific Name: Xiphophor variatus
- Origin: Southern Mexico
- Lifespan: 4 years
- Max Size: 2 1/2 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch