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Swordtail - Red Velvet Swordtail Live-bearer Aquarium Fish



Xiphophorous hellerii

The Red Velvet Swordtail is a unique color morph of the popular Swordtails. This variation of Xiphophorus helleri boasts a breathtaking, saturated red coloration.   The male has short, sleek fins with a distinct extension on the lower part of the tail.  The female however does not have the distinguishing sword-like tail but her deep red coloration makes her breathtaking as well.  The Red Velvet Swordtail eats commercially prepared flaked foods, freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp as well as algae. They will grow to be a miximum of 4”, require a temperature of 64-82 F, a KH of 12-30, and a pH of 7-8.3.