The Red Velvet Swordtail is a unique color morph of the popular Swordtails. This variation of Xiphophorus helleri boasts a breathtaking, saturated red coloration. The male has short, sleek fins with a distinct extension on the lower part of the tail. The female, however, does not have the distinguishing sword-like tail but her deep red coloration makes her breathtaking as well. The Red Velvet Swordtail eats commercially prepared flaked foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp as well as algae. They will grow to be a maximum of 4”, require a temperature of 64-82 F, a KH of 12-30, and a pH of 7-8.3.