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Blue Mickey Mouse Platy 3cm

$549 CAD
SKU: 95908146968254

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Blue Mickey Mouse Platy 3cm

Description

 

The Mickey Mouse Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) is a popular freshwater fish known for its striking coloration and unique "Mickey Mouse" appearance, characterized by a black mark at the base of its tail fin resembling the iconic Disney character's silhouette. Here are some details about its care requirements:

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for the Mickey Mouse Platy is between 70°F and 77°F (21°C to 25°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: For a single Mickey Mouse Platy, a 10-gallon tank is generally recommended. However, if you plan to keep a group, it's advisable to opt for a larger tank to accommodate their space requirements and minimize territorial conflicts. A 20-gallon tank or larger is suitable for a small group of platies.

Feeding Habits: The Mickey Mouse Platy is omnivorous, and its diet should consist of high-quality flake food or pellets as a staple, supplemented with occasional live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia. Providing a varied diet is important for their overall health and well-being.

Habitat Preference: They prefer a well-planted aquarium with open swimming areas. Live plants, such as Java fern or Amazon sword, can be included to provide hiding places and create a more natural environment. They are generally adaptable and can thrive in various water conditions, making them suitable for beginner aquarists.

Water pH Level: The recommended pH range for the Mickey Mouse Platy is between 7.0 and 8.2. They can tolerate a slightly wide range of pH levels, but it's essential to maintain stable water conditions to prevent stress-related health issues.

Behavior: These fish are known for their peaceful nature, making them an excellent choice for community tanks. They are generally sociable and can coexist with other peaceful fish species. However, it's essential to avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping tank mates. They are also known to be active swimmers, constantly exploring their surroundings.

While they are not strict schooling fish, they do enjoy the company of their own species. Keeping them in small groups of 3 to 5 individuals is recommended to ensure their well-being and minimize stress.

Proper maintenance of water quality, regular feeding, and a well-balanced diet are crucial for the overall health and longevity of the Mickey Mouse Platy. Additionally, regular water changes and filtration are necessary to keep the tank environment clean and stable.

Specifications

  • Category
    Livebearers
  • Species Type
    Platies
  • Water Temperature
    70°F to 77°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    10 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Alkaline, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish

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Blue Mickey Mouse Platy 3cm

$549 CAD

 

The Mickey Mouse Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) is a popular freshwater fish known for its striking coloration and unique "Mickey Mouse" appearance, characterized by a black mark at the base of its tail fin resembling the iconic Disney character's silhouette. Here are some details about its care requirements:

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for the Mickey Mouse Platy is between 70°F and 77°F (21°C to 25°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: For a single Mickey Mouse Platy, a 10-gallon tank is generally recommended. However, if you plan to keep a group, it's advisable to opt for a larger tank to accommodate their space requirements and minimize territorial conflicts. A 20-gallon tank or larger is suitable for a small group of platies.

Feeding Habits: The Mickey Mouse Platy is omnivorous, and its diet should consist of high-quality flake food or pellets as a staple, supplemented with occasional live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia. Providing a varied diet is important for their overall health and well-being.

Habitat Preference: They prefer a well-planted aquarium with open swimming areas. Live plants, such as Java fern or Amazon sword, can be included to provide hiding places and create a more natural environment. They are generally adaptable and can thrive in various water conditions, making them suitable for beginner aquarists.

Water pH Level: The recommended pH range for the Mickey Mouse Platy is between 7.0 and 8.2. They can tolerate a slightly wide range of pH levels, but it's essential to maintain stable water conditions to prevent stress-related health issues.

Behavior: These fish are known for their peaceful nature, making them an excellent choice for community tanks. They are generally sociable and can coexist with other peaceful fish species. However, it's essential to avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping tank mates. They are also known to be active swimmers, constantly exploring their surroundings.

While they are not strict schooling fish, they do enjoy the company of their own species. Keeping them in small groups of 3 to 5 individuals is recommended to ensure their well-being and minimize stress.

Proper maintenance of water quality, regular feeding, and a well-balanced diet are crucial for the overall health and longevity of the Mickey Mouse Platy. Additionally, regular water changes and filtration are necessary to keep the tank environment clean and stable.

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