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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Guppy

Picture of Male Guppie
Common nameGuppy
Scientific namePoecilia reticulata
SynonymsMillions fish
Size2.5" (6cm), males smaller.
OriginCentral America to Brazil, although wild populations have established elsewhere.
Tank setupPlanted community tank
CompatibilityPeaceful, community - do not mix with fin-nippers
Temperature18-27oC (64-81oF)
Water chemistryMedium hard to very hard, and alkaline - pH 7.0-8.5
FeedingOmnivorous, small live and frozen foods, flake.
SexingMales have longer, more colourful finnage and are smaller than females, which tend to be dull coloured. However, the most definitive feature in males is the gonopodium - a stick-like modified anal fin (used in breeding), instead of the normal rounded anal fin in females.
BreedingAn easily bred and prolific fish. It is advisable to keep 2-3 females per male to reduce stress on specific females from the male. Around 30 young are normally produced.
CommentsThe ever-popular guppy is generally a hardy fish which will tolerate a wide range of conditions. However, many fish found for sale these days are not as hardy as they once were. The guppy has been bred to produce longer fins and numerous colour varieties.


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