Assorted Red Swordtail

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The Swordtail is a much sought after color morph of the popular swordtails. Contrasting deep reddish orange marks wrap around a brilliant white, semi-transparent body to create a showcase fish that is both stunning and fairly easy to breed.

The male Swordtail has flowing, feathered fins with a distinct extension on the lower part of the tail, resembling a sword. Even though the female does not have the distinguishing, sword-like tail, her coloration makes her a showstopper. The Swordtail makes a beautiful and graceful addition to any aquarium.

Swordtails require an aquarium of at least 50L that is well planted with plenty of room for swimming. Like other Swordtails, the Swordtail is a jumper, so be sure to provide an adequate cover over the aquarium. Peaceful in nature, the Swordtail is well suited for the community aquarium. Males can be aggressive toward one another so care should be taken when housing more than one. Swordtails are livebearers and can give birth to as many as 80 fry at one time. A spawning box is recommended, or if one is not available, dense floating cover should be provided to protect the fry from the adults.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Colour Form: Orange, Red, White
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size: 8cm
Origin: Asia
Family: Poeciliidae
Tank Size: 50L
Temperature: 15-28c
pH: 7.0-8.3

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