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Live Fish Swordtail Assorted

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Swordtails are popular tropical fish that come from North and Central America. They come in a range of colours and are low-maintenancemaking them a popular choice for aquarists and good choice for beginners.

Max Size:13 cm


Swordtails are omnivorous surface feeders with a large appetite. They will eat most aquarium fish foods and also graze on any algae growing within the aquarium. We suggest feeding a mix of flakes or pellets with ingredients like spirulina to help provide the necessary nutrients to aid in optimum growth and health. The addition of live foods like brine shrimp and daphnia, when available will also benefit X. helleri. The fry are easy to raise due to their larger size when compared to egg laying species, approximately 7 to 10mm in length when born. They will feed on finely ground dry foods.


Swordtails are generally suitable for keeping in community tanks with other medium sized fish. It should be noted that when they are fully grown they can be very active and may outcompete some smaller or less active species for food. Some adult Swordtails can be aggressive and develop the habit of fin nipping.

Ease of keeping 1 (easy) to 5 (hardest)
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PH GH Temp
7.0-8.0     250-300ppm     22-26c

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