Xiphophorus mayae  Xiphophorus mayae


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Xiphophorus mayae

Species name: Xiphophorus mayae

Common name:

Family: Poeciliidae

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 8 cm / 3 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Central America: Guatemala and Honduras.

Temperament: Peaceful

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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Comma Swordtail - Xiphophorus signum
Cortes Swordtail - Xiphophorus cortezi
Dwarf livebearer - Heterandria formosa
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Highland platy - Xiphophorus evelynae
Highland Swordtail - Xiphophorus malinche
Monterrey Platy - Xiphophorus couchianus
Montezuma Swordtail - Xiphophorus montezumae
Xiphophorus monticolus
Northern Mountain Swordtail - Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl
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Muzquiz Platy - Xiphophorus meyeri
Northern Platy - Xiphophorus gordoni
Al Abra Pygme Swordtail - Xiphophorus nigrensis
Slender Pygme Swordtail - Xiphophorus pygmaeus
Rio Aloyac Platy - Xiphophorus andersi
Rosens Hybrid platy - Xiphophorus roseni
Sheepshead Swordtail - Xiphophorus birchmanni
Speckled Platy - Xiphophorus kosszanderi
Spike Tail Platy - Xiphophorus xiphidium
Uplands Swordtail - Xiphophorus alvarezi
Western Mosquito Fish - Gambusia affinis
Yellow Swordtail - Xiphophorus clemenciae

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