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Red Wag Swordtail

In the aquatic trade the word wag refers to a black tail fin. When the red wag swordtail swims about the aquarium it does appear to wag a tail.  Unlike the deep red body of the velvet red swordtail, the red and red wag swordtails have a little orange in the red color of the body. 

  • Scientific Name: Xiphophorus hellerii
  • Origin: Central America
  • Lifespan: 5 years
  • Max Size: 3 inches
  • Food: Flake
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches