Xiphophorus  Variatus

Species Information

Xiphophorus variatus

Native to Central America: endemic to Mexico from southern Tamaulipas to northern Veracruz.

Known as Variatus.

A hardy species that can handle temperatures as low as 50 fegrees for a short time. It is a prolific live-bearer, and if well fed with live Daphia the parents are not likely to eat the young.

Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter.

Length, 2 inches.

Water, pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9.0 - 19.0, temperature 58-77 degrees.

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