Swordtail Fish Feeding Schedule

Swordtail Fish Feeding Schedule
Maintaining healthy and good-looking swordtails is one of the most important dreams of any aquarist. Such pets not only make the owners’ faces gleam with smiles but also attract the attention of other visitors. However, when it comes to proper feeding of the fish, there are some questions most people…

Are Swordtail Fish Livebearers?

Are Swordtail Fish Livebearers?
Swordtails are a popular aquarium fish species and a popular choice for beginner aquarists planning to keep livebearers. That is because the fish has a peaceful temperament and it is highly adaptive. As the name suggests, the fish have a long thin lower tail. The fish are livebearers and their…

Why are my Swordtails Not Breeding?

Why are my Swordtails Not Breeding?
As an aquarium owner, it is your wish to see the female swordtails grow and give birth to healthy live births. Though not easy to identify, you may feel the urge to remain vigilant in order to ascertain whether the pets are mating or not. Healthy and sexually active swordtails…

Are Swordtail Fish Aggressive?

Are Swordtail Fish Aggressive?
Many aquarists find themselves in crossroads when it comes to defining the nature of their swordtail fish. In a number of cases, you will hear complaints about this tropical fish species becoming overly bullish and dominant. Sometimes, they will push everyone and take over everything including the sinking flakes or…

Swordtail Fish Growth Stages

Swordtail Fish Growth Stages
Swordtails are very beautiful fish and that might be the main reason why many people are buying them as pet fish. Whether you are an experienced aquarist or a beginner, they will suit you perfectly, mainly because you will not do much to ensure proper growth and to keep them…

Swordtail Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Swordtails?

Swordtail Fish Fry Care – How to Care for Baby Swordtails?
If you do not have swordtail fish in your home, you might think that there is only a little to learn about them. That is what one of my co-workers used to tell me. In addition to that, he told me that the world of swordtails is full of surprising…

How Long are Swordtail Fish Pregnant For?

How Long are Swordtail Fish Pregnant For?
Before the belly starts enlarging, I always assume that a swordtail is pregnant or will be pregnant if she has been living in one aquarium tank with males. If a fish is pregnant, the next thing that I do is to separate her from the others and place her in…

Do Swordtail Fish Sleep?

Do Swordtail Fish Sleep?
Our bodies need sleep for wellbeing and optimal health. Apart from rejuvenating and restoring the body, sleep solidifies and consolidates information. Determining when a person is asleep is easy. However, when it comes to swordtail fish, the case is different. Dictionaries define sleep as a situation where the animal closes…

Do Swordtail Fish Lay Eggs?

Do Swordtail Fish Lay Eggs?
Do swordtails lay eggs? No, they do not. Swordtails are livebearers and therefore they give birth to live fry. They are easy to keep and easy to breed fish. That makes them a perfect choice for beginner aquarists. Like the other live bearing fish, swordtails do not require any form…

Why do Swordtail Fish Eat Their Fry?

Why do Swordtail Fish Eat Their Fry?
If you fail to care for your swordtail fry properly, they will get eaten by their parents or other fish. Like all the other livebearers, swordtails do not have maternal instincts and will, therefore, consume their young ones soon after birth. But why do swordtails eat their fry? Swordtails are…