The colourful guppy can add excitement to any size of community aquarium. A wide variety of stunning colour strains have been developed through selective breeding programs to provide the aquarist with a huge selection to choose from.
The guppy with live happily with other fish but their long flowing fins can often prove too tempting for some Tetras and pretty much all Barbs. ‘Guppy only tanks’ should not be dismissed as they can be truly stunning.
Being live bearers, it is very common to get up in the morning and find a new generation has been born overnight.
Guppies have a wide temperature range and will happily live at room temperature in most houses.
Species – Flame Guppy – Poecilia Reticulata
Current Size – 3cm
Adult Length – 5cm
Temperature Range – 16 - 28°C
pH Range – 7.0 – 8.5
Special Requirements - No real special requirements apart from choosing their tank mates wisely. If they constantly have their tails nipped, they will not thrive.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Not suitable for a general community due to their small size and should be kept alone if breeding is to be attempted. Good tankmates are other small peaceful species such as dwarf corydoras, small rainbowfish such as Iratherina werneri or Pseudomugil sp. and peaceful tetras. While males are peaceful towards one another, females may act quite territorially and so several should be kept in order to disperse potential bullying. Choose tanks mates wisely. Anything that is tempted to nip fins, will nip guppies! - Cardinal Tetra, Female Fighters (not males!), White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Rummy Nose Tetra, Harlequins, Corydoras, Dwarf Gourami, to name a few.
Feeding – They are an omnivores and should be fed a good quality varied died that includes crushed flake and live or frozen food as well as Algae-based food.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.