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Old 10-11-2021, 07:12 PM   #1
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Swordtail

just got a bunch of swordtails the other day, 1 adult female, this male, an adolescent female, and several babies of varying age.

All the swordtails have the same coloring. It's like an orangish color. The adult female has like a golden belly (she is very pregnant), the male (unsure of age) has a black stripe on his tail, the other female has some black on her tail. Some babies are all orangish, white other have some black.


Can anyone tell me what species of swordtail this is. The person who gave them to me said they are "fancy" swordtails, but I can't find any info about fancy swordtails!

Pic is of the male. He is the only one I could get a picture of. The babies and younger female are hidden in the plants. The big one is hiding behind the sponge filter.
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I dont know much about swordtails and have never heard of fancy swordtails beyond hi fins sometimes being refered to as fancy. Yours doesnt look like a hi fin. A search of the term just throws it up as a generic term for swordtails, probably with the aim of making a sale.
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I dont know much about swordtails and have never heard of fancy swordtails beyond hi fins sometimes being refered to as fancy. Yours doesnt look like a hi fin. A search of the term just throws it up as a generic term for swordtails, probably with the aim of making a sale.
Yeah, that's what I figured too. I am hopeful someone on here can tell me exactly what kind of swordtails I have. I really want to be specific, so I can sell their young. I'm becoming a breeder.
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They’re all the same, just different color variations as far as I know, yours look fairly common. As these are easy to breed fish the market for young ones will probably be very small I would imagine
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