Poecilia reticulata «Kölner Bach»November 28, 2019
Offering a pair (male and female) of wild-type guppy – Poecilia reticulata «Kölner Bach» (Germany) – approximately 1 … 3 cm in size. The image used above is for illustration purposes only.
We carefully examine each of our wild guppy strains/localities for specific traits that help us produce the best-looking fish possible.
Wild Poecilia reticulata are very hardy and undemanding in aquaria and the usual freshwater tropical set-up & parameters will allow them to do well. They seem to especially thrive in planted tanks, as this more closely mimics their natural environment. They prefer reasonably hard (10 – 18 dGH, pH 7.0 – 8.0) and warm water at 24°C – 26°C, but this is not a strict requirement. Keep in mind, the warmer the water, the faster they grow; however, this may also shorten their lifespan.
Because of their small size (even as adults) they make an excellent choice for small desktop aquariums but do enjoy a roomy environment when available to them. Wild guppies get along extremely well with other peaceful fish in a community setup. The males grow up to approx 25 – 30 mm, and females slightly larger – up to 35 – 40 mm in size.
Please click here to see the fish profile explaining the keeping and breeding conditions for this species. We combine the shipping cost if you order more fish or other goods. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.