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Blue Opal Maculatus

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The Blue Opal Maculatus is a North American livebearer related to and in the same genus, Xiphophorus, as the swordtails. Most commercial strains of platies have mixed heritage, including ancestors from X. hellerii, X. maculatus and X. variatus. This fish is largely descended from X. maculatus.
We developed this strain from a cross of a Marigold Hifin Platy from a commercial source with Neon Marigold Maculatus in July 2006. A few Blue Opal Maculatus appeared in the F2 matings and were segregated. Males often reach 4cm (1.5 in.). Females are somewhat larger and much heavier. Both sexes have baby blue sides on a yellow body, and yellow tails and dorsals. Females tend to lack as much blue on the sides. This fish has no natural range, but of its ancestors hail from Mexican and Central America.

We developed this strain from a cross of a Marigold Hifin Platy from a commercial source with Neon Marigold Maculatus in July 2006. A few Blue Opal Maculatus appeared in the F2 matings and were segregated. This strain breeds true.

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1 review for Blue Opal Maculatus

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I buy platy fish online here and there, this is a good gene for any platy collection, from the source, I’d like to sail fin or maybe pull a red-top blue MM with with the blue opal, so… good for breeders.

    If you want to buy tropical fish online, platy fish are a good one to try… and this is a pretty variety.

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