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Xiphophorus helleri
Swordtail

Swordtails come in different varieties - pictured is a male lyretail swordtail

Swordtails come in different varieties - pictured is a male lyretail swordtail

The green swordtail is the wild-type fish. Only the males having the spectacular sword extension to its tail.

The green swordtail is the wild-type fish. Only the males having the spectacular sword extension to its tail.

The red swordtail is a very bright orange-red colour. This young male

The red swordtail is a very bright orange-red colour. This young male's sword is a lot smaller than a fully-grown adult.

An attractive male swordtail

An attractive male swordtail

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Great first fish! Livebearers are unlike other fish in that they do not lay eggs; the young develop inside the mother and when born are significantly larger than the offspring of similarly sized egglayers. Species such as the guppy, platy and swordtail are incredibly prolific and are some of the best known, and most colouful aquarium species


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