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Comma Swordtail - Xiphophorus signum

Species name: Xiphophorus signum

Synonym:

Common name: Comma Swordtail

Family: Poeciliidae

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 8 cm / 3 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Central America: Rio Chajmaic and Rio de la Pasion basin in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: This species can be kept in community aquariums.

Water parameters: Temperature 24-28°C / 75-82°F; pH 7.2 – 7.8

Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus signum (Comma Swordtail) is best kept in an aquarium of 20 gallons / 100 L or more. The aquarium should be heavily planted along the sides and in the back. Always keep more females than males.

Feeding: This species of swordtail prefers live and frozen food. Comma Swordtails will however accept most foods.

Breeding: Xiphophorus signum (Comma Swordtail) are livebearers that gives birth to fully developed fry among the protection of plants. A single fertilization is enough for several batches of fry since the females can “save” sperm. You can isolate the females a few days before the give birth for a more productive breeding.

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Cortes Swordtail - Xiphophorus cortezi
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Monterrey Platy - Xiphophorus couchianus
Montezuma Swordtail - Xiphophorus montezumae
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Northern Platy - Xiphophorus gordoni
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