Fish Tank Lab

Xiphophorus cortezi

Delicate swordtail

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Xiphophorus cortezi
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Poeciliidae
Origin zone: Central America
Origin: mexico
Max length: 7 cm
Temperature: 24 - 28 C
pH: 7.5 - 8
gH: 12 - 16
Water flow: Strong flowing water
Preferred tank level: Middle

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This peaceful fish is suited for the community aquarium. Please don't keep them together with other Xiphophorus because they crossbreed very easily and then the original species disappear very quick in the aquarium. (and after that in their natural habitat as well) The aquarium should be planted densely because they (and their young) need hiding places. A powerful filter is necessary.You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. A part of the food should be vegetable. Frozen and dry food are accepted as well. Breeding is easy. They are viviparous. Every 4-5 weeks 10-30 young fishes are born. You can feed them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.



Xiphophorus cortezi
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FTL ID: 434


The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Pictures usually show adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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