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 Livebearing Fishes for Aquariums and Not

By Bob Fenner

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Swordtails: Xiphophorus helleri

Xiphophorus helleri Heckel 1848, the (Green) Swordtail . North and Central America; Rio Nantla, Veracruz in Mexico to northwestern Honduras. Many varieties; popular freshwater aquarium fish. To 14 cm. in length. Cond.s pH 7-8, dH 9-19, temp. 25-27 C. Female and male of Black variety at right. Best kept in trios of one male to two (or more) females.

 Red Velvet male Brick Red female
Green male Red & White male
Neon Red male Xanthic variety female
Neon male Sunset male
Hifin Lyretail Black male Hifin Lyretail Marigold female
Hifin Fantail Tangerine female Hifin Lyretail Black males
Neon Hifin Lyretail Female Hifin Lyretail Black male

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