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Product Code: Balloon Red Platy Fish Breeding Pair (Male and Female)
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Balloon Red Platy Fish

Balloon Red Platy Fish Breeding Pair (Male and Female)

The Balloon Red Platy Fish is a delightful addition to any freshwater aquarium, known for its vibrant red color and unique balloon-like body shape. This livebearer fish is not only visually appealing but also easy to care for, making it an ideal choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists.


  • Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus
  • Common Names: Balloon Platy, Red Balloon Platy
  • Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6 cm)
  • Lifespan: 2-3 years
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Optimal Water Conditions:
    • Temperature: 70-82°F (21-28°C)
    • pH Level: 7.0-8.2
    • Hardness: 10-25 dGH

Care Instructions:

  1. Tank Setup:

    • Tank Size: Minimum 10 gallons (40 liters) for a small group.
    • Substrate: Fine gravel or sand.
    • Plants: Include plenty of live plants such as Java Fern, Anubias, and Hornwort to provide hiding spots and enhance the natural environment.
    • Decorations: Add driftwood and rocks for additional hiding places and to create a stimulating environment.
  2. Water Quality:

    • Perform regular water changes (25-30% weekly) to maintain high water quality.
    • Use a reliable filter to keep the water clean and well-oxygenated.
  3. Feeding:

    • Feed a varied diet consisting of high-quality flake food, frozen or live brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
    • Supplement with vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or spirulina flakes.
  4. Compatibility:

    • Balloon Red Platy Fish are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive fish such as Tetras, Guppies, Mollies, and Corydoras.
    • Avoid keeping them with large or aggressive fish that may harm them.
  5. Breeding:

    • Balloon Platies are livebearers, meaning they give birth to free-swimming fry.
    • Provide plenty of plants or breeding boxes to protect the fry from being eaten by adult fish.
    • Separate pregnant females into a breeding tank to ensure the safety of the fry.

You will get a pair (Male and Female) of Balloon Red platy fish. The packet is fully sealed with pure oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Balloon Red platy fishes online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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