A beautiful swordtail: Xiphophorus hellerii PINEAPPLE

8. April 2015

doesn´t have to be always rare wildcaughts. Many bred sports are also
very interesting animals to keep. They do not only look very nice, but
are also worth to be studied in detail by the experienced hobbyist.

coloration of the sport “Pineapple” of the swordtail (Xiphophorus
helleri) for example has been crossed in the species from the Platy
(Xiphophorus maculatus). In the wild the two species never cross, but
under aquarium conditions it is possible to cross them with some tricks.
The hybrids lok intermediate between the two parent species. But when
they are crossed back on one of the parent species it is possible to
obtain pure species agian, but with the colours of the other species.

For our customers: the animals have code 420362 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer