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Orgin of the green swordtail X. Helleri

General Discussion 20 Aug 2016
Hello, I have a few questions on these fish: 1. Are they often a wild form and where are the exact origins of this fish? 2. Are there many variations of X. Helleri? I find Rio Opata swords look very similar to green swords at my LFS. Are they just one variation?
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New member from PA.

Introduce Yourself 20 Aug 2016
Hello, My name is Steve and have been keeping fish for over 30 years now. I mostly keep CA cichlids, but really have gained interest in wild livebarers. I have green swordtails (X. Helleri) in my 36g bowfront, but that is it. I have a 150g and have been thinking of changing the stock around a bit...
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Central Texas about 1hr N. of Austin here

Introduce Yourself 20 Jul 2016
Thought I'd give this forum a shot to see if I can find out some of the more obscure things about Mollies, Swords and Least Killifish.   Instead of an aquarium I keep fish outside in a fish pool, because I wanted as wild type set up as possible to create something similar to what scattered p...
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Hello from Millbrook NY.......Dutchess County........I...

Introduce Yourself 10 Jul 2016
I've kept fish for over thirty years and am mainly into killies, characins, and dwarf cichlids. I also enjoy wild type live bearers.....especially smaller species.. Hopefully the ALA will be a source to obtain  uncommon wild type live bearers as well as to trade such with like minded hobbyis...
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Xiphophorus kallmani won't drop fry

Breeding Livebearers 29 Jun 2016
I have a female Xiphophorus kallmani "Catemaco" that looks like she is ready to drop fry but won't.   Currently she is in a 40 gallon long tank, the only other tankmate is a male that is in a breeder trap (I have heard that sometimes swordtail females need pheromones released by the male to...
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