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Variatus Platy -- xiphophorus variatus See more aquarium fish pictures.

© Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Scientific name: Xiphophorus variatus

Another species of platy, the Variatus Platy is found less commonly in stores because some varieties don't acquire full coloration until almost mature.

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The Variatus Platy does well in slightly cooler water than other platy

species -- 66º to 74º Fahrenheit -- with a pH between 7.0 and 8.2. Moderately to relatively hard water is best. All flake and freeze-dried foods are taken. Be sure to offer flake food with high vegetable content.

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