Common Name- Alvarezi swordtail Gold
Water Conditions- Not Critical. Temp
72-80, Some water movement,
Behavior- Very peaceful community
Breeding- Separate gravid females into
separate tank. May eat fry.
10-20 Young after approx.30 days.
Size- Females- 3.5 inches, Males- 4.0
inches (including sword)
This line was generated from a series
of spontaneous mutations that occurred in 2007.
While working to isolate wild X. alvarezi that
produced fish with 4-5 deep red stripes on their
sides, the first generation for this Gold line was produced.
Far more stable
genetically that the 4 line fish they were thrown from, this
robust fish presents as a healthy
and beautiful introduction to the hobby. It has been
breeding consistently, with larger, more robust individuals
with each successive generation, and without the
concerns of smaller broods and occasionally weak young that
occurs with the
albinos. Currently, breeders are being chosen for both good
red and yellow color, as the amount
of color can vary, with occasional, almost entirely
transparent fish being produced.
Like the regular wild
alvarezi, good filtration
and aeration should be provided with regular
Though they do well on a variety of quality staple
flakes, the young are raised here with
baby brine shrimp, a variety
of dry foods and occasional frozen foods.
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