Max Size: 5.5" pH: 7.0-8.0 Temperature: 72-80° Aggressiveness: Peaceful Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods Compatibility: Schooling fish
Swordtails are peaceful community fish that reproduce with ease. They are live-bearers, meaning the females release live fry rather than laying eggs. It is recommended to keep more females than males, as males can easily harass females with relentless attempts to reproduce, leading to stress in the females. Dominant males will begin developing swords and a modified anal fin, called a gonopodium, around 1-1.5" in length.