Xiphophorus multilineatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Poeciliidae
Origin : Mexico
Length : 6 cm - 2.3"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : High-Backed Pygmy Swordtail
Peaceful fish, only males are sometimes a little bit aggressive.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  Clear water and a powerful filter are appreciated.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

They are omnivorous.  It is necessary to give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. 

Breeding is not easy.  They are viviparous.  Every four weeks a small amount of young is born.  When the parents are fed well and there are enough hiding places between the plants, the young will survive.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

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