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noun, plural (especially collectively) plat·y·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) plat·y·fish·es.
  1. any of several small, yellow-gray freshwater fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, especially X. variatus, of Mexico: popular in home aquariums, in which the color varies widely.
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Origin of platyfish

see origin at platy2, fish
Also called moon platy.
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