Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl

Common Names: Montezuma Swordtail
Nezzy Swordtail
Spotted Swordtail
Synonyms: Xiphophorus montezumae
Family: Poeciliidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - Central; America - Central
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Easily cared for. Not demanding on water parameters. A very hardy fish. Use live plants for decoration, and a sandy bottom. Will not uproot plants. Place only with other peaceful fishes, or this fish may hide most of the time. Will breed at a body length around 1 inch, not including tail length. A very active swimmer, always moving around the aquarium. Fish has more color under normal to low lighting.
7 - 7.5
20°C - 26°C
68°F - 79°F
6 dH - 10 dH
Potential Size:
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Coloring is very simular, as is body size not including the tail. But, the male is after all a sword tail, thus the male will have a sword off of the lower part of the caudal fin.
Breeding: This fish is a live bearer, and thus propagates by internal fertilization. As with most livebearers, the female will become very round prior to giving birth. The average length of time, is 3 weeks to giving birth. The 30 some fry are approximately 75 mm long at birth, and will accept most any small foods, including finely powdered flake. Though the parents will usually not eat the fry, it is good to have a good ground covering like Java Moss, for their safety, and for them to feel secure. Growth
Comments: Not commonly found in the aquarium trade, though it is a very nice looking fish. As well, it is a very peaceful fish, keeping mostly to itself. These guys are a little more plump in appearance than most fish of this nature, sold in the aquarium trade. A fish very well worth keeping.
Main Colours: Silver, Gold, Black
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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