MIAMI SWORDTAILS - A hobbyist's outdoor "fishroom"
For the past fourteen years (2008-2022), specialized in cultivated strains of Xiphophorus and a few wild species of livebearers. Hi-fin delta-shape finnage was and remains the main focus of my selective breeding programs.
Since its inception in 2008, this outdoor fishroom was set up in a simple yet effective fashion, with a minimal ecological impact in mind. There are neither artificial light, nor water heathers or high-end filtration system. The water supply comes from an artesian well and filtration is powered by an Alita air pump - which provides both mechanical and biological filtration (via sponge filters and filter boxes). Over the years, it has occasionally been challenging, but overall highly sustainable and productive. Sometimes, "more is less".
Strains and species bred as of 01/25/22:
2 - Hi-fin albino pineapple swordtail
3 - Hi-fin albino koi swordtail
4 - Hi-fin tuxedo neon swordtail
5 - Hi-fin red brick swordtail
6 - Hi-fin Berlin swordtail
7 - Hi-fin orange marble swordtail
8 - Hi-fin Hamburg swordtail
9 - Hi-fin "ruby red" swordtail
10 - Hi-fin "red alpha" swordtail
11 - Hi-fin "Arnoldi"/wagtail swordtail
12 - Hi-fin blue swordtail
13 - Low-fin peppermint swordtail
2 - Hi-fin "blue parrot" variatus platy
3 - Hi-fin sunset variatus platy
3 - Hi-fin "Hawaiian" variatus platy
2 - Low-fin albino maculatus platy (red and bleeding-heart)
2 - Limia nigrofasciata (Unknown location)
3 - Xiphophorus birchmanni (R. Ellermann and Dr. R. Levine)
Latest update: 01/25/22
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