Xiphophorus multilineatus

Common Names: Pigmy Sword Tail
Family: Poeciliidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - Central; San Luis Potosi, Mexico. More specific Rio Coy of Rio Panuco basin.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Easily cared for. Will accept most prepared foods that are small.
7 - 8
23°C - 25°C
73°F - 77°F
8 dH - 18 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 4.5cm (1.8")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have a modified anal fin called a gonopodium. As well they have the extention on the lower half of their caudal fin commonly known as their "sword".
Breeding: This is a live bearer. Heavy/good plant cover is needed that the fry will survive and not be eaten after they are born.
Comments: A nice dwarf sword tail. Easily kept and bred. Will do well in a tank of small fishes. The males have a very short "sword" in comparison to most of the other sword tails.
Main Colours: Yellow, Green, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: ACIDRAIN
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