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Profiles Tropical Livebearers

Live-bearing aquarium fish, often simply called livebearers, are fish that retain the eggs inside the body and give birth to live, free-swimming young. These are one of the easiest types of tropical fish to breed and it is so satisfying and amazing to watch this happen. As part of these livebearer tropical fish profiles you can not only read about the best environment required in order to help these fish breed but also which fish they are compatible with and typical tank set up as well as optimum water parameters.

The main types of livebearer tropical fish are the Platy, Molly and Guppy. All of which are available in an array of different colours to suite different tastes although it is quite common for the females to exhibit less colour than the males, this is also explained in more detail in each individual fish profile.

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http://youtu.be/y3SYSOzbUqI Common name: Red Swordtail Scientific name: Xiphophorus Helleri Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3 Inches Place of Origin: Malaysia, Singapore...

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http://youtu.be/ARhcVvjTYj4 Common name: Pineapple Swordtail Scientific name: Xiphophorus Helleri Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3 Inches Place of Origin: Malaysia,...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCebkj-t4Fc Common name: White Wagtail Platy Scientific name: Xiphophorus Maculatus Average Adult Fish Size: 5CM Place of Origin: Central America...

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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL6E3nEnmpw Common name: Sunset Platy Scientific name: Xiphophorus Maculatus Average Adult Fish Size: 5CM Place of Origin: Central America...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKhFI4kzjpA Common name: Red Wagtail Platy Scientific name: Xiphophorus Maculatus Average Adult Fish Size: 5CM Place of Origin: Central America...