Caring for your Swordtail

A great community fish, and I’m available in lots of different colours. Keep two-four females to each male to reduce aggression and stress. My sword-like tail won’t grow until I’m of breeding age, so don’t worry if I haven’t got one. Females will only have a very small sword, if any at all.

I’m an omnivore and will eat most things but I’m especially fond of insect foods, so King British Tropical Food Mix with flakes and added bloodworm is perfect. King British Tropical Treats are a great way to health check me and admire my colours.

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Xiphophorus

Family: Cyprinodontidae

Adult Size: 5-7cm long

Temperature: 24-27 degrees Celcius