El Quince Swordtail - Xiphophorus continens Xiphophorus continens
El Quince Swordtail


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El Quince Swordtail - Xiphophorus continens

Species name: Xiphophorus continens

Common name: El Quince Swordtail

Family: Poeciliidae

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 4 cm / 1.5 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Central America: Rio Panuco drainage in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Xiphophorus continens (El Quince Swordtail) should only be kept with other small species.

Water parameters: Temperature 23-25°C / 73-77°F

Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus continens (El Quince Swordtail) should be kept in densely planted aquariums. Always keep more females then males together since they males otherwise can become to persistent against the females.

Feeding: Xiphophorus continens (El Quince Swordtail) accept most types of food.

Breeding: Xiphophorus continens (El Quince Swordtail) are livebearers. The females give birth to their young amongst dense vegetation. Isolate pregnant females to protect the fry.

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