Brand: AQUAStore
Product Code: Bumble Bee Platy Fish Breeding Pair (Male and Female)
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Bumble Bee Platy Fish

Bumble Bee Platy Fish Breeding Pair (Male and Female)


Welcome to AQUAStore, your premier destination for high-quality aquarium fish. Introducing the vibrant and lively Bumble Bee Platy Fish, a perfect addition to any freshwater aquarium. Known for their striking black and yellow coloration, these platies are not only beautiful but also easy to care for, making them ideal for both beginners and experienced aquarists.


  • Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus
  • Common Name: Bumble Bee Platy Fish
  • Origin: Central America
  • Size: Typically grows up to 2-3 inches
  • Lifespan: 3-4 years in optimal conditions
  • Temperament: Peaceful and social; ideal for community tanks
  • Diet: Omnivorous; enjoys a varied diet of flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods
  • Breeding: Livebearer; females give birth to live, free-swimming fry


The Bumble Bee Platy Fish boasts a stunning black and yellow coloration that resembles the pattern of a bumblebee. This eye-catching fish is sure to add a splash of color and excitement to your aquarium. With its compact size and peaceful nature, it is an excellent choice for aquarists of all levels.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of Bumble Bee Platy Fish. Larger tanks provide more stability and space for them to thrive.
  • Water Conditions:
    • Temperature: 70-78°F (21-26°C)
    • pH Level: 7.0-8.2
    • Water Hardness: 10-28 dGH
  • Filtration: Use a good quality filter to maintain clean water and provide gentle water flow.
  • Tank Setup: Decorate the tank with plenty of plants, both live and artificial, to provide hiding spots and simulate their natural habitat. Ensure there is open swimming space as well.
  • Diet: Feed a balanced diet of high-quality flake food, supplemented with frozen or live foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. Offer vegetable matter like blanched spinach or spirulina flakes to ensure optimal health.
  • Compatibility: Bumble Bee Platies are peaceful and do well in community tanks with other non-aggressive species such as tetras, guppies, mollies, and small catfish.
  • Maintenance: Perform regular water changes of 20-30% weekly to keep the water clean and free of toxins. Monitor water parameters to ensure they remain within the recommended ranges.


Bumble Bee Platies are livebearers, meaning females give birth to live fry instead of laying eggs. To breed them, simply maintain good water quality and a healthy diet. Provide plenty of hiding spaces for the fry to avoid being eaten by adult fish. Breeding can be encouraged by slightly raising the water temperature and providing a diet rich in protein.

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

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