Tank Size: Opt for a 10-20-gallon tank, offering space for their active nature.
Water Parameters: Maintain stability with temperatures at 72-78°F and pH levels from 6.8-7.8.
Filtration and Water Changes: A good filter system and 25-30% water changes every 2-4 weeks ensure water quality.
Diet: Feed high-quality flakes or pellets, with occasional live/frozen foods for a balanced diet.
Tank Setup: Create a well-planted tank with hiding spots, mimicking their natural habitat.
Tank Mates: Pair with gentle species, avoiding aggressive tank mates.
Breeding: Platies breed prolifically, so manage populations as needed.
Behavior and Health: Monitor for signs of illness or stress and act promptly.
Compatibility: Suitable for all experience levels, adding vibrancy to community aquariums.