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Poecilia reticulata
Guppy, Millions fish
Peters, 1859

Poecilia reticulata - Guppy, Millions fish - Gold cofre-tailed guppy
Gold cofre-tailed guppy
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(Other members of the genus Poecilia)

ADULT SIZE: 6 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 20-29 C

FOOD: Feed Poecilia reticulata small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Barbados, Trinidad, Venezuela

AQUARIUM CARE: A terrific community fish that will breed easily in a community tank. Because of it's bright colours, ease of keeping and mild temperament, the guppy is one of the all-time most popular aquarium species, probably the best first fish for a new aquarist.

BREEDING: This requires almost no attention. The live-borne fry can be raised on flake food. Remove fry to a separate rearing tank or provide a well-planted tank to improve numbers surviving to adulthood.

Have you bred Poecilia reticulata? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Poecilia reticulata breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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