Poecilia reticulata
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Poecilia reticulata

Common Names: Guppy
Millions Fish
Synonyms: Acanthophacelus reticulatus
Girardinus guppii
Girardinus reticulatus
Haridichthys reticulatus
Heterandria guppii
Lebistes poeciliodes
Lebistes poecilioides
Lebistes reticulatus
Poecilia reticulatus
Poecilioides reticulatus
Family: Poeciliidae
Category: Livebearers
Distribution: America - Central; Central America.
Main Ecosystem: Swamp; Swamp
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks or for people new to the hobby.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with vegetable-based flakes and mosquito larvae. Some salt in the water will do the fish good.
6 - 8
18°C - 28°C
64°F - 82°F
10 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5.1cm (2")
Female: 6.4cm (2.5")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: 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.
Breeding: Guppies are livebearers. Many plants including floating plants are essential for the survival of the baby guppies, as the parents will try to eat their fry. Breeding comes naturally to livebearers, so virtually no effort is needed to breed them. Only the best guppies should be bred to ensure the best babies. The babies should be removed as soon as they are free swimming to a separate tank to ensure their survival. Guppies stay pregnant for around thirty days. A ratio of 1 male to 2 females is re
Comments: Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the hobby because of their variety of shapes and colours and the ease in which they can be bred. The guppies found in the fish stores are mostly domesticated and bred for their colors and longer finages. In the wild, though they are colorful, they do not resemble the extravagant appearance of those we find for sale.
Main Colours:
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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