Muzquiz Platy - Xiphophorus meyeri
Species name: Xiphophorus meyeri
Common name: Muzquiz Platyfish
Maximum size: 4 cm / 1.5 inches
Origin: North America: northern Mexico.
Company: Xiphophorus meyeri (Muzquiz Platyfish) should only be kept with other small peaceful species.
Water parameters: Temperature 23-28°C / 73-82°F; pH 7.0 – 7.7
Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus meyeri (Muzquiz Platyfish) best kept in an aquarium that is densely planted in the back and towards the sides of the aquarium. Leave the center and front of the aquarium open too give the fishes open areas to swim on. You should keep more females than males.
Feeding: Xiphophorus meyeri (Muzquiz Platyfish) will usually accept most food sources but prefers small live food.
Breeding: Xiphophorus meyeri (Muzquiz Platyfish) are livebearers that give birth to fully developed fry among the vegetation. The pregnant females can be isolated to protect the fry. One single fertilization can result in several batches of fry since the females can “save” sperm.
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