What Kind Of Fish Is This?

Helen2841985

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I have just taken a fish tank from someone who doesn't want it anymore and I was wondering what type of fish this is?

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Balkaran0006

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Kind of looks like a platy but also has an elongated body like a swordtail
 

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Looks like a type of tuxedo Variatus Platy (X. variatus) to me. They are generally less 'stocky' than X. maculatus.
 

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Yup, it is a hybrid based off Xiphophorus variatus, a fish that occurs just a little north of platys (X maculatus), in Mexico. In many ways, they are halfway between swordtails and platys, however, most of the ones in the hobby are hybrids.

It's a great, undervalued fish. I had one become so tame it would swim into my cupped hand when I was doing weekly water changes.

It needs a higher pH 7.5+, hard water and a temperature range of 20c to 25c. It's a fine community fish.
 

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Helen2841985 said:
I have just taken a fish tank from someone who doesn't want it anymore and I was wondering what type of fish this is?

Thank you in advance
Welcome to FishLore!!
He looks to me like a platy or swordtail.
Most likely a mix between the both.
 

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As fatcatfish and navigatorblack said, it is a variatus tuxedo type. Looks intermediate between swords and platies, but is based on another species of Xiphophorus.
 
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Thank you so much for everyone's replies, much appreciated ☺
 

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