Xiphophorus variatus

3. September 2010

The Variable platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus) is represented in millions of home aquaria by uncountered cultivated forms. However, their wild ancestors – and there are a lot of different populations – are almost unknown even to the most experienced aquarists. As the specific name already suggests: each local population looks different.

The place of origin of the variety we now received from a German breeder is Tampico in Mexico. The fish live there in a small brook. Sadly unfiltered industrial waste water runs into this brook so it is very likely that this population of platyfish will not survive there and can live on only in aquaria.

For our customers: the fish have code 442993 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Xiphophorus: ancient Greek, means “sword bearer”; variatus: Latin, means “variable”.

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5