Pygmy Swordtail (Xiphophorus pygmaeus)
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37,854.118 mL 37.9 Litres (10 US G.)
1.575 in 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")
7.2 - 7.8
534.87 °R 301.15 K
542.07 °R24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- Pygmy Swordtail, Slender Pygmy Swordtail, Dwarf Swordtail
- Males will possess a distinctive gonopodium and the elongated "sword" on the caudal fin. Females will be more full in the belly.
- Due to this fish's tiny size it's best kept either in a species tank or with other peaceful fish of similar size such as Corydoras habrosus. As with all livebearers, it's best to keep one male per two-three females at least.
- Will accept most small pellet and flake foods as well as small live foods such as brine shrimp.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Does best in a well filtered mature tank with dense planting and hiding places. Thick plants like java moss will provide secure hiding places for fry.
- An active peaceful livebearer.
- A small slender fish with three darker lateral lines, one along the lateral line, one along the spine and one from the base of the caudal fin to the anal fin. The fins are mostly translucent and the body has hints of yellow which varies in vibrancy.