From the article: Marigold Wag Swordtail
Have you kept a Marigold Wag Swordtail? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Marigold Wag Swordtails. Your knowledge could help other owners Share Your Experiences
- Well I have had marigold swordfish and my experience is that I got a free biorb 60l tank with 3 marigolds (1 male,2 female) and a guppy. I kept them for a good 4 months feeding them on tropical fish flakes, but unfortunately they got diseases easily and one of the females passed away. I am going to breed them because they previous owner did for 8 years so I'll carry on his work. They are great hardy fish so go to the shop and get some!!!
- —Guest rory234
Hornwort with platy/sword/guppy tanks.
- Head to your local garden-center and pick up some hornwort. It's a floating plant, some people call it "raccoon tail" because it's basically a long horizontal floating tail of green plant, with radial leaves. This stuff is fabulous for hiding, and feeding the fry of live-bearers. Lots of small micro-organisms grow on this plant, and it also oxygenates your water and scrubs nitrates. Buy one portion at your local nursery (forget your local fish store, they charge too much) and you will be giving it away to your friends forever. It grows like crazy. W
Had swordtail when children were younger
- Back in the "70" my children were young we had 3 tanks with swordtails in them, one was a divided 5 gal for new hatchlings when the other half were about 2 mos. old than a 10 gal, after about 4mos. old than a main tank of a 20 gal. hi after that, my 3 daughters loved to help daddy with the fish moving them from tank to tank but would not help clean them. Too everyone enjoy your aquariums and your fish (friends/babies) with your children also. oldguy44
- —Guest oldguy44
- keep the males away from the fry when born or have a lot of paces for them to hide eg.rocks,plants and if you can't see the young you will see the female throw some food away from the male and she will stop him from getting the food and eatting it but she will let the other fish eat too they also like blood worms at least once a week.
- —Guest karlie
- I bought four fish two comets and two marigold wag swordtails because the lady said they would be a good variety in my tank. Well two days later I have only two fish left because one of my marigolds killed the two comets and now he is trying to kill my other marigold! Its really upsetting so we named him JAWS!!! Otherwise there really pretty and unusual fish.
- —Guest scared
- I liked the red and gold tail wags more than the Swordfish. The live bearing fish were fun because of the live born babies every few months.They do not have long lives which i assume is why they have new births every few months.
- —Guest jimmie tullis
- These are the easiest fish to breed, and make it especially fun for kids. My husband and myself bought them to set up our first tank. We used a separation hold that stayed at the top of the 30 gallon tank, so she could have the babies. We felt it made it easier to ensure the babies could get the food we dispensed. When we felt they were hardy enough to handle the tank with the adults, we made sure we had some hiding spots (plastic lighthouse with tiny windows for them to dart in, and rocks arranged with spaces between) and let them into the big world! They did great! It was fun to watch them dart out of their hiding spots to nip at food.
- —Guest Kelly