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VARIATUS - Not just a feeder!

   Variatus encompass several varieties of very colorful live-bearers, mid-size between a platy and a swordtail. They make excellent community tank fish. Dealers should consider variatus as a beginner's fish because of their hardiness. Everyone loves the bright colors of the sunset, marigold, nubian and rainbow varieties. Fish Mart also stocks a hi-fin variatus.

   Variatus are very prolific- they will hybridize with platies and swordtails. Indeed, variatus are used to create new color varieties of these closely related species. Because they are so prolific, young ones are used as feeders. They make good feeders, filling that middle spot between comets and guppies- ideal for growing oscars, snakeheads and other predatory fish.

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