Bumble Bee Platy (new strain)
The Platies you buy today are certainly bred in captivity; however the original wild Platy originated from Mexico and Belize.
Females can reach around 8cm, but this is rare and they usually reach a maximum of 6cm.
Platies will accept most foods, including flakes and granules. They especially enjoy frozen foods such as bloodworm & daphnia and should be fed this in order to get the most colour out of the fish and to keep them healthy.
A very hardy fish which can put up with various water conditions, however the prefer slightly alkaline water. Temperature should be between 24-28°C.