Swordtails are hardy and colorful fish that make a wonderful addition to the passive community aquarium. Swordtails are easy to breed, and new color varieties are developed through selective breeding programs. Swordtails add interest and color to the passive community aquarium, and make a perfect addition for the novice to expert alike.
The Swordtail comes in many different colors with the males being easily identified by their signature sword like tail. The Swordtail is an extremely hardy fish that can adapt to a wide range of water conditions.
They are livebearers which means that the baby fish come out free swimming. Like their livebearer counterpart, the guppy, the swordtail is a prolific breeder and a female will give birth about once every 28 days. If you are interested in breeding them, please check out the breeding livebearers page for more information.