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Assorted Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Assorted Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

$5.99

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.

Pineapple Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Pineapple Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

$4.49

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, the Pineapple Swordtail, 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.

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Otapa Wild Type Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii ‘Otapa’)

$11.99

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. Our fish are locally bred from wild parents collected in Otapa, Mexico and are typically sold in a 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 ratio of males to females.

Kohaku Koi Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)Notify Me

Kohaku Koi Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

$5.99

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.

Premium Assorted Ribbonfin Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)Notify Me

Premium Assorted Ribbonfin Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

$3.99

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.

Red Eye Red Lyretail Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)Notify Me

Red Eye Red Lyretail Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

$16.99

Selectively bred for their bright red coloration, the Red Eye Red Lyretail Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri), also known as the Vampire Swordtail, is one of the rarer and coveted variants of the Wild Green Swordtail. They are a hardy livebearer with a generally peaceful disposition. A school of Red Eye Red Lyretail Swordtails will add an excellent pop of color to a freshwater community tank!