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Swordtails are a close relative of the common Platy fish. They are amongst some of the most popular beginner fish due to their ability to withstand a large range of water parameters. Males are easily distinguished from females due to the large protrusion on their caudal (Tail) fin.


Taxonomy: Xiphophorus sp.

Minimum tank size: 60 Litres (20 Gal) 

Size: 7-12 cm

Distribution: Mexico and Central America.

Care level: Easy.

Temperature: 18-26 °C

pH level: prefers harder water 6.8-8.


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