White Spots on Swordtail Fish – How to Treat Ich? 

White Spots on Swordtail Fish – How to Treat Ich? 
White spots disease (Ich or Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) is among the well-known parasitic diseases that affect tropical fish and unfortunately, it is among the most persistent diseases. Protozoan attacks are the cause of white spots, which attach themselves to the gills, fins and the body of swordtail fish. Each white spot…

Swordtail Fish Water Temperature

Swordtail Fish Water Temperature
Swordtail fish are popular species of fish among aquarists. They are easy to take care for, and have a calm attitude. Swordtail fish are also known as Xiphophorus Helleri. They are freshwater fish species that belong to the brackish fish in the Poecilidae family. Swordtail fish are livebearers like guppies,…

Swordtail Fish Feeding Schedule

Swordtail Fish Feeding Schedule
So you just bought some swordtails and wondering what and how to feed them. As a beginner, you might think that fish are hungry every time you approach the aquarium. This is partially true, because in the wild the food does not come in such an abundance as in aquariums.…

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?
If you keep male and female swordtails together in the same aquarium, most likely the females will get pregnant. This is a natural process that also happens in the wild. If you are into breeding swordtails, you might want to save as many fry as you can. In this case…

Do Swordtail Fish Sleep?

Do Swordtail Fish Sleep?
Our bodies need sleep for well-being 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…