Tuxedo Platy

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Description of the Tuxedo Platy

The Tuxedo Platy is also known as the Moonfish and is a very popular choice for the freshwater tropical aquarium. The Platy has been bred in a variety of colors including Orange, Red, Black and a mixture of colors. The Tuxedo Platy is predominately orange with black markings of the side of its body. They are a very hardy fish and an ideal choice for the beginner; these fish are prolific breeders!

Popular Name: Tuxedo Platy
Species: Xiphophorus maculatus

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Tuxedo Platy

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Profile of the Tuxedo Platy
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Tuxedo Platy species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH: 7.0 to 8.0. Temp: 18 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Creeks, Swamps, Canals and Ditches

  • Behaviour: Prolific Breeders!

  • Range: Central and North America

Scientific Classification of the Tuxedo Platy
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Xiphophorus maculatus

  • Popular Name: Tuxedo Platy

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cyprinodontiformes

  • Family: Poeciliidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Tuxedo Platy?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Tuxedo Platy slimy?
Tuxedo Platy secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Tuxedo Platy to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Tuxedo Platy have gills?
Gills enable the Tuxedo Platy to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Tuxedo Platy have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Tuxedo Platy has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Tuxedo Platy has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Tuxedo Platy has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Tuxedo Platy has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Tuxedo Platy

Tuxedo Platy

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Tuxedo Platy slimy?

  • Why do the Tuxedo Platy have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Tuxedo Platy have fins?

  • Species: Xiphophorus maculatus

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