Above: This picture shows a very nice mature Male Pineapple Swordtail.
Although new to the hobby, these swords show a great mixture of unique patterns and color.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium Swordtails like these in any of the live fish stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
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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.
Males develop long swords on the ends of their tails and females do not.
Females are slightly less colorful, plumper, and have a dark spot on the rear of their abdomens.
Breeding: You do not need a male! Even a very small young female is pregnant, and will release babies in a few months, provided the water is good, and she is fed plenty of premium fish food flakes.
A female Swordtail will release live babies and not lay eggs like many other fish species.
The babies start eating bits of food shortly after being released.
In her abdomen the female usually has many more fertile eggs, that will soon become live babies, and then be released about a month after the previous bunch was released.
This process can continue for about 5-months without a male anywhere in the aquarium.
Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: For a long-long time Swordtails have been one of the most popular aquarium fish.
Names: The scientific names for Swordtails is Xiphophorus hellerii.
Variations: There are many-many color varieties that will interbreed to produce even more color varieties.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Swordtails, including a picture gallery.
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