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Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail
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Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Quick Stats

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

The Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail is a visually pleasing Autumn-like color morph of the popular Swordtails. This highly sought-after variation of Xiphophorus helleri displays vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow that transition softly into each other. Representing the Twinbar morph, both male and female Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtails have matching black accents on the outside of the tail fin. It is easy understand why these beautiful livebearers are so coveted by the freshwater aquarium community.

The male Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail has short, sleek 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 exuberant coloration makes her a showstopper. The Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail makes a beautiful and graceful addition to any aquarium.

Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtails require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons that is well planted with plenty of room for swimming. Like other Swordtails, the Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail is a jumper, so be sure to provide an adequate cover over the aquarium. Peaceful in nature, the Solar Flare Twinbar 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. Solar Flare Twinbar 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 Solar Flare Twinbar Swordtail is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods, freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp, as well as algae.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4” to 2-1/4”

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