About half a year ago we introduced this new variety of the wild form of the variable platyfish (https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/18-toothcarps-killis-and-livebearers/xiphophorus-variatus-rio-coacuilco-2/). Now we have received the next generation of offspring from our breeder. This time we were lucky and an alpha male already formed with us. The alpha male is the dominant male within the social structure of an animal group. In livebearing toothcarps it is generally true that alpha males show a coloration that differs from the mass of males.
We like the alpha so much that we show you the Xiphophorus variatus Rio Coacuilco here again. The pictures show the alpha male, a subordinate male (which, however, is by no means submissive to the alpha) and a female.
We also made a small movie about these fish in March 2023, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhLK5fCkb4.
For our customers: the animals have code 442988 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer