The males of this
fish become almost entirely red with a blue sheen as they get
older, the females
also have a strong blue sheen over red striping along the sides.
An active community fish, with heavy feeding and good water
quality these will get fairly
large, though smaller than the X. mayae.
Easy to breed, the gravid females should be moved to their own
small tank to drop their fry,
which are then raised separately.