Species name: Xiphophorus monticolus
Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches
Origin: Central America: Mexico.
Company: Xiphophorus monticolus should be kept with other small peaceful species.
Water parameters: Temperature 18-24°C / 64-75°F
Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus monticolus is best kept in aquarium that have densely planted parts as well as open areas for swimming. Its recommendable to keep more females than males since the stress on the females otherwise may become too big.
Feeding: They prefer frozen and live food but will usually (sometimes after training) accept other food types as well.
Breeding: Xiphophorus monticolus are livebearers. The females give birth to live young among plants the fry can take care of themselves from the first minute. Its better to isolate the female before she gives birth if you want to get large batches of fry.
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