Xiphophorus hellerii KOHAKU TRICOLOR

20. October 2014

Swordtails with three different colours are know at least for 15 years now. But breeding them is really tricky, because only few of the offspring has a nice pattern. Especially the black parts can cause problems. Specimens with a high dregree of black tend to have cancer (melanomia) and this ends as often fatal as it does in human beings. The good news is: this kind of cancer is hereditary. So the breeder can avoid it by good selection of the parent fish. By the way: the melanomia in some sports of swordtail (initially found in the Berlin sport) were the first type of cancer that could be studied for the investigation about cancer in general!

The most beautiful Tricolor-Swordtail currently are bred in Indonesia.

For our customers: the fish have code 420443 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8