Kohaku Koi 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. The Kohaku Koi Swordtail is distinguished by its vivid red and white coloration and deep red eyes. 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.


Kohaku Koi 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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