Swordtails are an easy-to-keep, peaceful, live-bearing fish.
A male swordtail has an extension on the lower part of its tail, resembling a sword. Swordtails are jumpers, so be sure to provide an adequate cover over the aquarium. This fish is very popular with all aquarists, from beginners to advanced.
Because of its peaceful nature, the Swordtail is well suited for the community aquarium, although it will sometimes eat fry.
Swordtails are livebearer and can give birth to as many as 80 fry at one time.
The Swordtail is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flake foods and algae, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and live food.
Ideal tank mates include: Guppies, Mollies, Some Tetras, Rasboras, Rainbows, Danios, Gouramis, Bristlenose Plecos and Scavenger Catfish.