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The Red Wag Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) is a tropical community fish. They usually grow to about 2.5 inches in length. Their diet consists of flakes, frozen foods, or frozen-dried foods. The ideal water temperature for them is about 72 to 82°F and their swimming level is the middle. The maintaining level for them is beginner. They require at least 10 gallons of water. They tend to stay planted in one spot. Aquarium salt is beneficial for them.