Xiphophorus clemenciaeNovember 30, 2019
Offering Xiphophorus clemenciae (Yellow Swordtail). The image used above is for illustration purposes only. So-called Yellow Swordtail is really more blue than yellow, but «Blue Swordtail» is already a common name for Xiphophorus alvarezi – a fish that is actually more red than blue!
Xiphophorus clemenciae is a species of freshwater fish in the family Poeciliidae. It is endemic to the upper Coatzacoalcos River basin in southern Mexico. It is typically found in brooks and streams with the slow current. Xiphophorus clemenciae is considered a threatened species by Mexican authorities. This species reaches up to 5.1 cm (2.0 in) in standard length.
An aquarium with surface dimensions of approximately 120 x 30 cm or equivalent should be the smallest considered. The choice of décor is not especially critical though it tends to look best in a heavily-planted set-up with a dark substrate. The addition of some floating plants like Pistia stratiotes and driftwood roots or branches to diffuse the light entering the tank also seems to be appreciated and adds a more natural feel. Filtration does not need to be particularly strong though it does seem to appreciate a degree of water movement. The recommended water parameters for Xiphophorus clemenciae are the temperature 22°C – 26°C, pH 7.0 – 8.0, and hardness 3 – 10 dGH.
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