Swordtail – Koi Sanke Swordtail Live-bearer Aquarium Fish


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Xiophophorus helleri

This omnivore can be found in Central America in a variety of colors with many different markings. The Sanke Swordtail is orange and white with similar patterns to the Sanke Koi, which is its namesake. These are extremely popular fish amongst aquarists and are commonly called “Swordtails” because of the regal extension of the caudal fin found on the male fish.  This species is a livebearer and is extremely easy to breed. In the wild, broods can be up to 150 fish monthly by one large female.  The experience most aquarists will have is nowhere near this number.  These fish are very well suited for aquarists from beginner to advanced.

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