Guppy- Bumblebee Pingu (MALE)

Guppy- Bumblebee Pingu (MALE)

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Guppies are known for their vibrant coloration which makes them admired and sought after by any guppy enthusiast or freshwater aquarium hobbyist interested in colorful live-bearing fish.

A Guppy does best in an established aquarium of at least 20 gallons. Though tolerant of small changes, care should be taken to maintain stable water parameters. Hardy plant varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss are excellent choices for creating a lush, planted aquarium housing Guppies. Though best displayed in a biotope or colony aquarium, the Guppy is a very peaceful fish that does well in freshwater community aquariums housing tank mates of similar temperament.

The Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

Guppies are relatively easy to breed even for the beginning aquarists. If you are interested in breeding guppies, the ideal aquarium should have a covering of floating plants and a breeding box to protect the fry. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food and pulverized flakes.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color Form: Every color imaginable
Lifespan: Up to 2 years
Size: 0.6 – 2.4 inches
Diet: Omnivores
Family: Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Freshwater, plants and substrate
Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish