- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 3"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, moderately planted
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.
Velvet Wag Swordtail
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, beef heart, brine shrimp, daphnia, plankton, blood worms and glass worms. Freeze dried and flake foods are also accepted.
Peaceful and schooling fish. Males should be outnumbered by the females two to one.
Central America: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
Males have the extension on their tail fins. Livebearers that can produced up to 80 offspring at a time. The fry may be eaten by their parents and other fish in the aquarium so they should be separated.
Many color and fin variations have been produced by commercial breeders.
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