Select Aquatics of Erie CO.

                 Xiphophorus birchmanni


     Common Name- The Swordless Swordtail

    Water Conditions- Good water quality required, 
    Temp. 72-80, Live plants
    pH - Slightly alkaline 7.8-8.2, moderate hardness

    Water Changes - Very important for this fish

    Food - Dry Foods, some live food preferred

    Behavior- A Peaceful Community Fish.

    Breeding- 10-30 Young Approx. Monthly,
    generally do not bother their fry.

    Size- 2.5 inches

    Price: $40.00 for a group of Six 2-4 month old unsexed


          Species For Sale

        Free Husbandry Downloads

        Why Keep Rare Fish?

        How Hard Are They?

        The Goodeids

        The Swordtails

        Fishkeeping Tips

        Breeding These Fish

        Feeding These Fish


        Keeping Plants

        Plant Species

        Water Change System



          Site Index

          Fixit Guide




     Once one of the most popular livebearers at shows and conventions, this
     fish is rarely seen today, and best known for its use by breeders to
     develop spectacular sailfin dorsals, such as the incredible fish developed
     by Karl Trochu at Miami Swordtails. This is one of the most dynamic and
     attractive livebearers, but they are more demanding of consistent conditions
     that are heavy on water changes and good overall water quality.

     Though a number of populations have been circulated in the hobby, the most
     highly desired line has been the large yellow form - a natural coloration,
     and this is that population. Never selectively bred or hybridized, this is the
     original hobby line from those conventions and shows of 10-20 years ago.

     Obtained about 4 years ago, they are now fully acclimated and in their
     third generation here, and a small colony are now producing fry and can
     be offered for sale in limited availability.

     Here we use crushed Oyster shell in their tanks, as the water here is
     90ppm, and they seem to prefer slightly harder water.

     When comfortable they can be fairly prolific, and occasional live foods
     are much appreciated.

     For more information on this fish, see the species Care Guide HERE.

                       Back to Previous Species            To Next Species

                        A young reverse trio in a shot taken from the video HERE.

     Instead of using a Paypal link,
     most customers have chosen to
     email or text me to arrange
     shipping, then put the total
     into the
     Paypal account themselves
     or pay by check. Either way
     is simple and secure.






        Home     Species for Sale     Receiving Shipped Fish     The Goodeids     The Swordtails     Breeding These Fish     The Fishroom     Fishkeeping Tips           

          Keeping Select Aquatics Fish    Keeping Plants     Plant Species     Why Should I Keep Rare Fish?     Water Changes     Fixit Guide     FAQs