Wild Type Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)


Among the most impressive of the wild-type Swordtail species, the Green Swordtail was once popular in the hobby but hybridization and line breeding have made finding pure specimens with wild genetics relatively rare. Growing to an impressive 5″+ body size with a sword that can approach a little more than their total length, male hellerii swords make for a spectacular display fish with their pattern of green, reddish striping and intermittent black spots throughout the body.


Wild Type Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily feed on most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size:  6″
Recommended Tank Size: 30gallons
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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