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Bumblebee Platy

Bumblebee Platy

The Bumblebee Platy or Xiphophorus maculatus is a stunning variation of Platy, instantly distinguishable by its bright yellow body with black markings. Platyfish are livebearers so be mindful of mixed sexed groups as they are prolific breeders. 

For whom is the Bumblebee Platy suited?

The Bumblebee Platy is suited for both beginner and experienced aquarists thanks to their hardy nature, friendly temperament, and ease of care. Small and conveniently sized, they can thrive in both small and large tanks and are safe to pair with other peaceful fish.

What are they like?

Platyfish are highly active, friendly fish who love to investigate their surroundings and
therefore could disturb any docile tankmates. Their inquisitive nature and active lifestyle make them fun to observe and enjoyable to keep. The Bumblebee Platy is best kept with groups as a naturally schooling fish, and looks particularly impressive when swimming as a unit thanks to their vibrant colors.

The ideal conditions for the Bumblebee Platy

Native Central America and Mexico, the Bumblebee Platy prefers a heavily planted aquarium with a sandy substrate filled with lush flora and floating plants to provide comfortable hiding spots. Platyfish typically occupy all levels of the tank but enjoy swimming in the open water, so provide enough space for regular activity. Platyfish aren’t afraid to jump, so ensure a tight lid is fitted in case they decide to escape.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

What we feed Platyfish

We feed our fish a mix of frozen, live and prepared foods including live baby brine and black worms. We also supplement their diet with a mix of Northfin Veggie, Community and Bug Pro. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.8
  • Gh: 6 to 18
  • Kh:  2 to 6
  • TDS: 100 to 200
  • Temp: 72 to 80

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 17 reviews
    Kelly Price

    They are doing well.

    Active and Gorgeous Fish!!!

    Coming from someone who had a horrible experience with Petco fish prior to this, I am so glad I decided to spend a little bit of extra money to go with Flip Aquatics!! My platys came in super active even when in the shipping bag and were curious/exploring their new home as soon as I added them to their tank! They also ate the very first night that they were added which was really nice to see. As someone who's ordered everything from snails, fish, and plants here; I really can't recommend Flip more. My plants have been healthy, no dead snails on arrival, and my fish are happy and healthy as well.

    Marrees Pierce
    Bumblebee Platy

    They arrived alive and happy. They are so much fun to look at. I am extremely happy.

    Joyce Becker
    Love the Platys

    They came when stated. Looked very healthy. Love them. Great bunch of people at Flip Aqustics!

    They do look like little Bumblebees

    Having many Platy fish, the Bumblebee Platy was a superb addition. With its black and yellow pattern, it truly is a catchy fish to look at in the aquarium. Highly recommended.