Fish Species

Tuxedo Platy

Tuxedo Platy - Description

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

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


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Tuxedo Platy

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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