Assorted Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)


An aquarium hobby classic, the swordtail is a livebearing species found through parts of Central America but it has been bred worldwide for the aquarium hobby for decades. In that time, the wild form has been developed in to dozens of varieties and color forms, including the popular red brick, tuxedo, pineapple, and many more. A peaceful, hardy, and active fish, they are often recommended for beginners due to their ease of care. Male swordtails display the prominent lower tail fin extension that the species is named for, and females tend to be larger and more heavy bodied.

Assortment note: Our assortment includes a variety of strains including red, green neon, red tuxedo, black, and others. If you have a specific color you’d like you can request it in the order notes and we will make our best effort to select that color if possible. Assorted swordtails are sold at a sex ratio of approximately 2 females to 1 male.


Assorted Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Origin:  Aquacultured Sri Lanka
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily feed on most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size:  3.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful with almost all tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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