This book is a comprehensive little volume on the care and breeding of the humble Platy. I say humble because it is probably among the first fish that a beginner will buy. Firstly because they come in all the colours of the rainbow. Both male and female platy are equally beautiful and the females are almost always larger than the males.
The book goes into detail how to care for these lovely fish. What sort of water chemistry they prefer. The kind of things they like to eat and how to get the fish to mate successful and produce their live young, something the female will do every four to six weeks. Several batches of young can be produced from one mating. This makes the fish plentiful and cheap.
As I said they are probably one of the first fish a beginner will buy because most tropical fish outlets will stock them, but they are not always easy to keep in tip top conditions and this book will help tremendously by showing you the correct way to keep the fish happy and healthy. A good buy for anyone interested in these colourful fish.