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n. pl. platyfish or plat·y·fish·es
See platy2.


(ˈplæt iˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several small, yellow-gray freshwater fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, esp. the Mexican X. variatus of which home aquarium varieties occur in a range of colors.
[see platy2, fish]
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Genetic variation and phylogeography of the swordtail fish Xiphophorus cortezi (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae).
sphenops), their feed was supplemented with Bacillus subtilis and Streptomyces, can be increases in growth and survival of Xiphophorus and Poecilia after 90 and 50 days of experimental period, respectively [7,12].
tyrannus) and the eleven publically available fish genomes (Poecilia formosa, Amazon molly; Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra; Gadus morhua, Atlantic cod; Takifugu rubripes, Japanese pufferfish; Oryzias latipes, medaka; Xiphophorus maculatus, southern platyfish; Lepisosteus oculatus, spotted gar; Gasterosteus aculeatus, stickleback; Tetraodon nigroviridis, green spotted pufferfish; Oreochromis niloticus, Nile tilapia; and Danio rerio, zebrafish) on Ensembl.
Copper toxicity, growth and reproductive potential in an ornamental fish, Xiphophorus helleri.
Effects of anaesthetics on the water parameters in a simulated transport experiment of platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus (Gunther).
2004) quienes alimentaron al pez cola de espada Xiphophorus helleri con substancias humicas (acidos humicos y fulvicos) y lograron aumentar su crecimiento significativamente.
Las neoplasias ovaricas en teleosteos son escasamente mencionadas como hallazgos de muestreo en especies como Cyprinus carpio (17, 31), Ictalurus punctatus (20), Micropterus salmoides (24), Oryzias latipes (13, 15), Perca flavescens (3), Mystus macropterus (22) y en Xiphophorus maculatus (6), existiendo mas frecuencia de reportes en ejemplares de peces obtenidos por hibridacion de especies ornamentales (8, 9, 18, 21).
Helminth communities of Xiphophorus (Pisces: Poecilidae), endemic fresh water fish from the Panuco River, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Por lo anterior, el objetivo fue evaluar el consumo de pre-adultos de mosquito, el horario de mayor ingesta y la sobrevivencia de Carassius auratus, Pterophyllum scalare, Danio rerio y Xiphophorus helleri.
Pseudoxiphophorus jonesii (a) Abundant riparian Xiphophorus hirchmanni (a) vegetation and water Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (a) hyacinth (Eichhornia Xiphophorus variatus (a) crassipes).
Based on the results of this investigation, it can be concluded that it is not recommended to include the extract of tomato or of lycopene in feed for Carassius auratus or for Xiphophorus maculatus in order to improve pigmentation and growth, although other studies are required to demonstrate the antioxidant effect in fish and its contribution to health improvement.