Cauliflower Swordtail

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Cauliflower swordtails and sabertails are very popular in Asia. Unlike most bred fancy strains of the Xiphophorus helleri, these two species seem the perfect cross between swordtail and molly when you take a look at their bodyshape. The exact origin remains a question at this very moment.
I myself am keeping the regular cauliflower swordtail. The sword of the male is totally brick red, thick and short in comparison to most male fancy descendants of the Xiphophorus helleri. The sabertail is almost the same with the exception of the shape of the sword. As the name already tells you, the tail has got the shape of a saber.
The cauliflower swordtails are also albino. Overhere, I've really noticed that their eye sight isn't optimal.
It's a great fancy species to look at. Especially the curled and extended dorsal looks gracious on both male and female.

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Very pretty fish!

Hope to see them in the states at some point.
 

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I'm sorry, this is amazing.
 

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Very cool fish
 
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Lorekeeper said:
Very pretty fish!

Hope to see them in the states at some point.
I'm sure they will show up in the States as well...
 

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in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 4-6. If they are in the country, that's the most likely place for them to show up.
 
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Makes me wanna go to Grand Rapids next month but that would be a little bit too far for me...
 

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Maybe next year, Stan. If I can find the right ear to bend, would you be interested in coming to speak? (That way the plane ticket would be paid for, too!)
 

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Wow. I never saw colors that saturated before on a fish. They almost look like molds. I want one.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Maybe next year, Stan. If I can find the right ear to bend, would you be interested in coming to speak? (That way the plane ticket would be paid for, too!)
That would be interesting...

Next month we do have our own meeting as well. Couldn't find the time to write an article lately. The deadline for our own magazine has passed already. So, I'll write 1 or 2 articles for the third edition this year.
My article about the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) which has been published in the February 2018 edition of Poecilia Netherlands will be translated into german. Soon this article will be published in the Viviparos magazine in Germany.
 
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scarface said:
Wow. I never saw colors that saturated before on a fish. They almost look like molds. I want one.
Just one...?
 

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There is a seller on aquabid with them right now, they also have the culls from their project for sale (so they may have some recessive genes in play if bred to each other).
 

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Anyone know where I can get these bad boys?
I’m in NYC.
 
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You could ask if an lfs is doing business with the wholesale dealer Ruinemans. They've got an office in the States as well. They're one of the wholesale dealers which have these cauliflowers. At least, they had them. I don't know there current stock, of course.
 
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scarface, overhere a video at the dutch office of Ruinemans.
The link to the american office: Home. And I just checked but at this moment no cauliflowers in their programme.
 

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These fish shouldn't be in such fast-running water.
 

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Nice video Stan ! My wife tried to make me stop watching it ..That's a lot of tanks !
Not hard to see where you get such great fish from ..Wish you could send me some of those GBR...I started with stock from the Netherlands and wish I could get more.
scarface there is a seller in Thialand [I think] that will ship to the US. From there you need to pay the American trans shipper to get them to you . One of my customers in California has ordered fish from this seller and gave them good reviews also..
They are on AquaBid usually but have no listings at this time..
 

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emeraldking said:
scarface, overhere a video at the dutch office of Ruinemans.
The link to the american office: Home. And I just checked but at this moment no cauliflowers in their programme.
I appreciate the help as well as the video. I guess it's just a waiting game for now. I'm trying to avoid having to pay shipping myself, so hopefully one of my LFSs does business with them.
 

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These are the most beautiful swordtails I have ever seen!
 
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Redshark1 said:
These fish shouldn't be in such fast-running water.
Agree! This goes for most fish with such fins and a compact body shape. But unfortunately a wholesaler won't pay attention to such aspects.

coralbandit said:
Nice video Stan ! My wife tried to make me stop watching it ..That's a lot of tanks !
Not hard to see where you get such great fish from ..Wish you could send me some of those GBR...I started with stock from the Netherlands and wish I could get more.
scarface there is a seller in Thialand [I think] that will ship to the US. From there you need to pay the American trans shipper to get them to you . One of my customers in California has ordered fish from this seller and gave them good reviews also..
They are on AquaBid usually but have no listings at this time..
Well, it's not that I purchase fish from wholesalers in general. Most come from other networks. It's even that wholesalers overhere are very interested in people like us to get their hands on rare fish.
I do have to agree that when you see such a number of tanks, it gets to you to have so many tanks as well. Probably you have the same problem as I have → lack of space!

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I appreciate the help as well as the video. I guess it's just a waiting game for now. I'm trying to avoid having to pay shipping myself, so hopefully one of my LFSs does business with them.
You could contact the wholesaler if they know a dealer of them in your area.

KingD said:
These are the most beautiful swordtails I have ever seen!
They are beautiful indeed! In Asia these swordtails just like its relative the sabertail are very popular. The sabertail looks almost identical to the cauliflower with the exception of the shape of the sword.
 
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