Pet Fish For Sale
Female Fancy Guppy
Female Fancy Guppy
Pet Female Fancy Guppy For Sale
Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata
Common Name: Guppy, Fancy Tail Guppy, Millions Fish, Rainbow Fish
Size: 2" long including their tails
Origin: Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and on the South American continent in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.
Habitat: When choosing a tank for your guppy, we suggest you buy a long tank as this gives your guppy more swimming space. Guppies also prefer a well-lit tank with plenty of aquatic plants at the sides and back of the tank. Because your guppy is a very peaceful fish, it is best to avoid keeping him in the same aquarium as more predatory, aggressive fish. Ideally, you should keep them with fish that are a similar size and who like the same water conditions.
Diet: Pet Fish Food including vitamin enriched flakes, frozen, freeze dried and live foods. Try to give them a variety of foods for optimum health and coloration. Feeding them live or frozen foods every once in a while should do wonders for their activity levels and general well being.
Aggressiveness Rating: 0/5. Guppies are not aggresssive to other fish.
Difficulty Rating: Easy; The Guppy is a great tropical fish for freshwater aquarium fish beginners and a very hardy tropical fish that is also a very prolific breeder.
Captive Requirements: It's best to house guppies in at least a 10-gallon tank, but more is better. Keep at most one Guppy per gallon. Water Sprite and Java Ferns are very good plants for Guppy aquariums. Non-toxic driftwood is also very good. Guppies do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water. Live plants are beautiful, improve the water quality, and are enjoyed by Guppies and baby Guppies.
Reef Tank Compatibility: Recommended tank mates for Female Fancy Guppies include Corydoras Catfish, small Tetras like Neon Tetras, small Rasboras, Plecostomus Catfish, Honey Gouramis, and other small / peaceful fish.
Reproduction: This fish will breed easily in your tank if you plan on keeping males and females in the same tank. Guppies are livebearers which means that the babies are free swimming at birth. At each birth, the female can have anywhere between 4 and 60 or more babies.
Additional Information: Good, clean water is the most important element for growing large guppies with long, flowing fins. Call your local water company to find out if chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) is being added to the water. If it is, it will have to be treated, because it is lethal to tropical fish. If chloramine is present in your water, it is easy to remedy.
Temperature: Guppies can live pretty well from about 72-86 degrees F but are most comfortable between 78-82 degrees F.
Lifespan: 3-5 years.