Xiphophorus cortezi
 

82F
Explanation of the symbols

75F

Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Mexico
Length : 7 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English names : Cortes Swordtail, Delicate swordtail
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.

Photo Credit

Xiphophorus.org

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