Single Male Swordtail

Discussion in 'Swordtails' started by Schultz0620, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Schultz0620

    Schultz0620 New Member Member

    I have a 36 gallon bowfront with 6 Zebra Danios, 4 Albino Cory Catfish, 1 Dalmation Molly, 1 Gold Panda Molly, and 1 Bristlenose Pleco. My water temperature is kept at 75°. I would like to add a male Swordtail. Would he fit in well with my community? I'm not sure how Swordtails do by themselves.
     
  2. Arades

    Arades Valued Member Member

    You could add one but first i would bring the cories up to 6.
     
  3. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    He won't be the happiest fish - he is a social creature. He'd be more pleased with his life if there were a few females with him. But as long as you have a good filter flow and water the mollies are happy in, he will do okay.
     
  4. OP
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    Schultz0620

    Schultz0620 New Member Member

    The filter on my tank is a Fluval C4, and the Mollies seem to be healthy and happy from what I can tell. Would it be better to get a pair of Swordtails?
     
  5. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I've kept a red male Swordtail without females and he had a long life, though he did jump out once and was recovered so watch out for that.

    He wasn't in with any other livebearers just tetras, corys etc. and he was a good citizen as well as looking superb. I was not aware of any problems due to him being a singleton. He was one of the smaller slender types with a long sword.

    I would want to be sure that he would not try to mate with the Mollies. I don't know but maybe someone can say.
     
  6. KingD

    KingD Fishlore VIP Member

    You can definitely add a single male swordtail to your tank and have him be fine. If you want to deal with fry, you can also add a pair or a trio of them and still be able to up your cory and zebra danio school if you want.
     
  7. OP
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    Schultz0620

    Schultz0620 New Member Member

    Thanks. :)
     




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