The Swordtail is a livebearer which is hardy to both other tank mates and water parameters. Due to selective breading, they are now available in a number of varieties of differing and stunning colours and shapes. The males are easily determined due to their signature Sword along the base of the caudal fin (tail).
Species – RedSwordtails - Xiphophorus Helleri
Current Size – 4.5cm - 5.5cm
Adult Length – 10cm
Temperature Range – 22 - 28°C
pH Range – 6.5 – 8.0
Special Requirements - Can fight if too many males are kept together.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – In confined spaces groups of males tend to form dominance hierarchies and may invest a significant proportion of time maintaining their respective positions.
Feeding – In the aquarium it is unfussy and will accept just about anything offered. Offer a balanced diet comprising good quality dried products along with small live and frozen foods such as Daphnia, Artemia and chironomid larvae (bloodworm).
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.