Guppy



Other Guppy Names: Guppy, Fancy Guppy

Guppy Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata))

Temperature Range: 64°F-82°F
64°-82°
pH Range: 7-8
7-8
Hardness Range: 10-20°
10-20°


Family: Poeciliidae

Species Type: Livebearers

Guppy Adult Size: 2.5 inches (cm)

Guppy Life Expectancy: 3 years

Guppy Habitat: Central American swamps and lakes

Guppy Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Guppy Temperament: Peaceful

Guppy Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous fish that does well with flake food.

Guppy Description: Guppies are one of the most common tropical fishes in the hobby because of their striking color variations and peaceful nature. Guppies are easily bred and vary widely in appearance. Because of this, many aquarists have devoted their time to breeding differing strains of guppies.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other community fish

Guppy Breeding & Spawning: Prolific livebearers - mothers should be seperated into a fry tank with a lot of cover once the belly gets square and the eggspot gets dark as she and other guppies will eat fry.

Determining Guppy Sex: Sex can be easily determined by the male's modified anal fin (gonopodium).The male is more colourful than the female and has a longer and ornate tail fin. Females grow larger and have a more rounded body

Aquarium Region: All over but prefers top.

Guppy Diseases: Fin Rot



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