The koi swordtail although has lesser durability, has multiple color patterns like orangered or dark red (this one is very rare) or totally white/albino, orange red and whitesometime there’s one look like Nemo on finding Nemo (clown fish). The tail variationsare varied from lyre tail, normal tail or elongated tail. For addition information, thelyretail male has too long gonopodium fin that made this male cannot breeding althoughit was fertile. That’s why if I don’t want to perform operation (negative alpha this mighthurt too much hehehe) that might killed the fish, then I usually mate my female with anormal koi swordtail.Man, I love to enjoy the sights of the koi swordtail, with its high contrast of orange towhite, which look in proper light like plunged in color. The picture below I picked fromthe internet. But the picture on the upper part I personally take that from my facebook picture. That’s ladies and gentlemen the king of the jungles had arrived to the city; I justkidding guys.The color of the koi swordtail arise from the base color white with normal eye color (inIndonesian it’s called fake one and the true one is the one with the base color albino withred eyes. Over that, the opaque color red or orange is presented, which covers the basecolore in spots. Sometimes the one that was born without the spots on its tail’s, is called"Platinum" one of the rarest variation of the fish as far as I can see. Most of the breeder shall use inbreeding when they lack of the resources like I did. But be careful on that stepfor this can lead to the birth of the defect form ones or if you’re lucky you’ll have thelong tails ones. That from the result of crossbreeding then inbreeding between the lyretail koi swordtail and the normal ones. Personally I prefer the inbreeding ones.
The agile swordtail will grow up to approximately 2 up to 4 inches on the aquarium andhave lifespan usually around 2 maximum 5 years old. But on concrete pond or large tank the size can reach up to 10 to 20 inches for female and the males around half of the size. Iuse an aquarium 100 cm on length, 40 cm on width and height to breed 2 male swordtailsand 10 females. A sort of kind of the social hierarchy is formed, which leads in smaller aquariums to the permanent suppression or perhaps death to the most vulnerable males.To minimize the aggression, at least 5 animals should be kept together or put some of thewater plant inside the aquarium.The temperature should be 22 to 28°C on the Fahrenheit degrees please calculate usingthe secret formula (9/5 x T)+32 and the T (not The Terminator) represent the temperatureon Celsius. For the most optimum growth, I shall (
, ups I remember the oldDouglas Mac Arthur) keep them at 24-28 °C or if I wanted mostly males grow or birth