Company: Xiphophorus mayae can be kept in a community aquarium with other fishes with similar demands.
Water parameters: Temperature 18-26°C / 64-79°F
Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus mayae should be kept in a not to small heavily planted aquarium. The aquarium should be planted so that there is heavily planted areas and open areas where the fishes can swim. Always keep a higher number of females than males.
Feeding: Xiphophorus mayae prefers live and frozen food but will accept most food sources.
Breeding: Xiphophorus mayae are livebearers that gibe birth to their young in a protect places, usually among plants. The female can give birth to several batches of fry as the result of a single fertilization. The females can be isolated a few days before her due date to protect the fry. Try not to stress the females when moving them.
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