Origin: Swordtails are one of the most colorful and most popular aquarium fish.
Their ancestors originally lived in southern Mexico and the east coast of Central America, but Swordtails are now found living in aquariums throughout most of the world.
There are many color varieties for sale in our store.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, Swordtails can grow to be about 5" long, including their tails.
Behaviors: Most Swordtails are very active swimmers, and chase each other, but are rarely too aggressive.
Female Swordtails release live baby fish about once a month when kept in good water and fed lots of premium food.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include Corydoras Catfish, Danios, Barbs, Rainbowfish, Plecostomus Catfish, Mollies, Gouramis, and other medium sized fish.
Temperature: Swordtails can live pretty well from about 72 to 86 degrees F., but they#@#re probably most comfortable from about 78 to 82 degrees F.
Water Conditions: Swordtails seem to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Aquarium Size: It#@#s probably best to house these fish in at least a 30-gallon tank, but more is better.
Keep at most one Swordtail per gallon, when they#@#re small.
Larger Swordtails need up to 5-gallons per Swordtail.
Decor: Swordtails do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
Standard, 3-7 working day(s)