Xiphophorus Artenliste - species list

Alle nördlichen Platy's haben mehr oder weniger gleiche Anforderungen:

  • Aquarium ab 60 l (größer ist besser, um größere Gruppen zu erlauben)
  • normale Raumtemperatur (z.B. 20 ° C im Winter, 28 ° C im Sommer ... optimal 23-26 ° C) außer X. gordoni, die in Wasser mit konstanter Temperatur um 30 ° C lebt und daher nicht zu kalt gehalten werden sollte
  • Haltung in einem Artenbecken oder mit Fischen, die sie nicht stören (nicht-räuberische Bodenfische würden gut dazupassen)
  • keine speziellen Futter Anforderungen: Sie essen Lebend- und Tiefkühl-, Flockenfutter usw.
  • Sie brauchen sauberes Wasser, deshalb sind häufige Wasserwechsel (1/3 wöchentlich) notwendig, um eine langfristige Gesundheit zu gewährleisten

All northern platies have more or less same requirements:

  • aquarium from 60 l upwards (bigger is better to allow bigger colony size)
  • normal room temperature (e.g. 20 °C in winter, 28 °C in summer... optimum 23-26 °C) except X. gordoni which lives in waters with constant temperature around 30 °C and should therefore not be kept too cold
  • keep them in a single species tank or with fish that will not bother them (non-predatory bottom fish would work well)
  • no special dietary requirements: they eat live and frozen food, flakes etc.
  • they need clean water, so frequent water changes (1/3 weekly) are necessary to ensure long-term health

 

No

Name

Foto

1

Xiphophorus couchianus "La Huasteca"

Origin: Monterrey area (several locations), Nuevo León, Mexico

IUCN status: critically endangered (1996, needs updating)

Actual status: extinct in the wild since 1960's

 Xiphophorus couchianus
2

Xiphophorus gordoni "Laguna Santa Tecla"

Origin: Laguna Santa Tecla, Cuatro Ciénegas valley, Coahuila, Mexico

IUCN status: endangered (1996, needs updating)

Actual status: still abundant in very small area with high impact of human activities

 Xiphophorus gordoni
3

Xiphophorus meyeri "Muzquiz" - Spotted

Origin: La Cascada / El Socavón, Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico

IUCN status: endangered (1996, needs updating)

Actual status: extinct in the wild since ? (2018 - not present on any of both known locations)

 Xiphophorus meyeri "Muzquiz" - Spotted
4

Xiphophorus meyeri "Muzquiz" - Wild Type

Origin: La Cascada / El Socavón, Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico

IUCN status: endangered (1996, needs updating)

Actual status: extinct in the wild since ? (2018 - not present on any of both known locations)

Note: different form; spotting is suppressed by a recessive allele

 Xiphophorus meyeri "Muzquiz" - Wild Type
5

Xiphophorus sp. "Apodaca"

Origin: Ojo de Agua de Apodaca, Monterrey area, Nuevo León, Mexico

IUCN status: n/a

Actual status: extinct in the wild since 1990's

Note: treated sometimes as a form of X. couchianus, though distinct

 Xiphophorus sp. "Apodaca"
6

Xiphophorus sp. "Regio"

Origin: Río Santa Ana, Monterrey area, Nuevo León, Mexico

IUCN status: n/a

Actual status: threated by habitat degradation and hybridization with X. variatus (maybe only hybrids existing now?)

Note: the taxonomic status of this population is not clear;
distinct form not similar to any other northern platyfish, known since 2008 also as "Santa Ana platyfish" or "Tunnel platyfish"

 Xiphophorus sp. "Regio"