This is arguably the
most beautiful of the wild Xiphophorus swords.
Often a blue sheen will appear in a picture of a fish that makes
more colorful than it actually is, but
from the belly back to the caudal
fin this fish
really does reflect a blue and red sheen when a light is
shown on it. As they get older, some of the males will turn
Similar to most swords, this fish does best in at least a 20
aquarium with some water movement and
consistent water changes.
this is not a shy fish (nor is the
and though plants are much appreciated, they are not essential
this species to do well. When you pull the
females as they become
ready to drop, raise the
young until they are large enough not to be
eaten, and the population will increase quickly. I introduced an
alvarezi to the hobby that was born from
this line, and the albino
mutation has been
repeated on a number of occasions.
depending on age will drop between 10 and 50 fry.
An easy to keep, hardy, and beautiful fish. More information