Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail Livebearer, Blood Red
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Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail, Blood Red
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Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail, Blood Red (Xiphophorus helleri)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 12-30, pH 7.0-8.3
Max. Size 4"
Origin China
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail is an exquisite color morph of the popular Swordtails. This highly sought-after variation of Xiphophorus helleri boasts a breath-taking, saturated red coloration and unusual red eyes. The Blood Red Hi Fin Swordtail is a definite "must-have" fish for any livebearer enthusiast.

The male Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail has flowing, feathered fins with a distinct extension on the lower part of the tail, resembling a sword. Even though the female does not have the distinguishing, sword-like tail, her deep red coloration makes her a showstopper. The Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail makes a beautiful and graceful addition to any aquarium.

Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtails require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons that is well planted with plenty of room for swimming. Like other Swordtails, the Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail is a jumper, so be sure to provide an adequate cover over the aquarium. Peaceful in nature, the Blood Red Hi Fin Swordtail is well suited for the community aquarium. Males can be aggressive toward one another so care should be taken when housing more than one. Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtails are livebearers and can give birth to as many as 80 fry at one time. A spawning box is recommended, or if one is not available, dense floating cover should be provided to protect the fry from the adults.

The Blood Red Hi Fin Lyretail Swordtail is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods, freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp as well as algae.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" - 3"

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Customer Testimonials

Gerald B Derby , VT
Magnificent specimens! Well worth the price. I can't wait to see the offspring. The rich red color is a fantastic addition to my 55 gallon community tank.
R H Denver , CO
look great, arrived safe and sound just wish I would have got a male and a female.. I got two lonely males.
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