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Peppermint Platy

Great color breeding and a fun name distinguishes the peppermint platy. It is not often such alliteration is accidental, but these fish truly resemble little red and white peppermint candies and just as sweet. 

  • Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus
  • Origin: Central and South America
  • Lifespan: 3 years
  • Max Size: 2 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen