Also known as Calico Platy, Hi-fin Platy, Mickey Mouse Platy, Moonfish, Platy, Rainbow Platy, Red Wag Platy, Southern Platy, Tooth Carp, Topsail.
Found in schools, close to silt and weedy banks and bottoms, in slow moving waters of canels, creeks, ditches, warm springs and swamps. They can vary in colour and pattern.
They feed on crustaceans, insects, plant matter and worms.
Length - 4cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread North and Central America
A freshwater fish one of the most popular in the aquarium trade as they are easy to keep in various temperatures of water, are prolific live bearers as well as being very varied with their colourful and patterned tails. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Xiphophorus-maculatus.html