Common Name(s)
Swordtail
Scientific Name
Xiphophorus hellerii and Xiphophorus alvarezi
Family
Poeciliidae
Origin
Mexico
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
6 inches
Minimum Tank Size
40 gallons
Tank Setup
Hard water. No need for any special setups.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore
Breeding
Very easy. No need to even try anything specific lol
Compatibility
In small spaces males will fight. Keep with other peaceful species.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH 7-9; Temp: 60-82 Fahrenheit
There are two related and similar species (Xiphophorus clemenciae and Xiphophorus meyeri) that are not found as commonly as the other two. They have the same care.
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