Northern Mountain Swordtail - Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl
Species name: Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl
Common name: Northern Mountain Swordtail
Maximum size: 6 cm / 2.3 inches
Origin: Central America: Rio Tamasi drainage in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Company: This Swordtail species can be kept in community aquariums with other species with similar demands.
Water parameters: temperature 19-26°C / 66-79°F; pH 6.8 – 7.2
Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (Northern Mountain Swordtail) should be kept in aquariums that are heavily planted along the sides and in the back while leaving the middle open so that the fishes get an open area to swim on. Decorate the bottom of the aquarium in accordance with the needs of eventual other species kept in the aquarium. Always keep more females than males.
Feeding: Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (Northern Mountain Swordtail) prefers frozen and live food. The do however usually accept most food sources.
Breeding: Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (Northern Mountain Swordtail) are livebearers. The females give birth to their young in a calm protected spot among plants. The fry immediately hides among the plants. The pregnant females can be isolated before they give birth for better breeding results.
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