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Red Swordtail

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Red Swordtail

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Community
Family: Poeciliidae
Native To: Central America
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: Up to 4″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 10+ gallons
Scientific Name: Xiphophorus helleri
Environment: Freshwater

The most active of the common livebearers, swordtails hold their own with other community fish. Males have the long “sword” extending from the bottom of their tails. Swordtails prefer a degree of salinity in their water and adding one teaspoon of aquarium salt per two gallons of water is highly recommended. A well planted tank with plenty of swimming space is ideal. The Red Swordtail is a brilliant red color.”