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Tim's Tropical Fish and Aquariums

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PlatyFeature Species Profile - Platies are a popular beginner's fish because of their hardiness and the ease with which they breed. Platies originally came from clear waters in Central America. Although originally a drab olive green in appearance, they have been bred into a number of variations, such as the Tuxedo (black on the body), Wagtail (black on the tail), Mickey Mouse (see above), Red and Sunset Platies. They are closely related to the Swordtail, but lack the extension at the bottom of the tail fin. In fact Swordtails and Platies can interbreed.... more