Origin: Central America: Rio Choy of the Rio Panuco basin in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Company: Xiphophorus nigrensis (El Abra Pygmy Swordtail) can be kept with other peaceful species with similar demands.
Water parameters: Demperature 24-25°C / 75-77°F; pH 7.3 – 7.8
Aquarium setup: Xiphophorus nigrensis (El Abra Pygmy Swordtail) should be kept in a densely planted aquarium with open areas for swimming. Feel free to decorate the bottom according to own taste.
Feeding: El Abra Pygmy Swordtail accept most food sources.
Breeding: Xiphophorus nigrensis (El Abra Pygmy Swordtail) are live bearers. They give birth to fully developed fry among plants. The fry immediately hides and start searching for food. Pregnant females can be isolated and allow togive birth in a separate tank to increase the fry survival rate. Return the female to the holding tank ones she finished giving birth to her fry.
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