Scientific Name: Poecilia Reticulata
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Approximate purchase size:
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How easy are they to care for?
Guppies are a very popular aquarium fish, easy to care for these are ideal for community fish tanks.
How large can they grow?
Males 5cm and Females 6cm
Where in the world are they from?
Originating from South America, can be naturally found around the world; Venezuela, Trinidad, Barbados, Singapore and USA
What is the ideal number to keep together?
They will happily live in large groups, as with other livebearers it is best kept with a 2-3 females to every male.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.8pH ‚Äì 7.5pH. Temperatures should range between 21-28¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
Guppies should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods, although for best results green foods should be offered in abundance.
How compatible are they with other fish?
A generally peaceful community fish; best kept with other peaceful tank mates such as Platy‚Äôs, Mollie‚Äôs and Tetra‚Äôs. Please see the compatibility chart below for more information.
Can they be bred in captivity?
These fish like all livebearers will readily breed in captivity; it is more a matter of when not how it will happen if you have a mix of males and females.