Offering Black Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). The image used above is for illustration purposes only.
Fancy guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are very hardy and undemanding in aquaria and the usual freshwater tropical set-up & parameters will allow them to do well. They thrive in planted tanks, as this more closely mimics their natural environment. Poecilia reticulata prefers reasonably hard (10 – 15 dGH, pH 6.8 – 7.8) and warm water at 24°C – 25°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.
The fancy guppies make an excellent choice for reasonably small desktop aquariums but do enjoy a roomy environment when available to them. They get along extremely well with other peaceful fish in a community setup. Males grow up to 30 – 40 mm, and females slightly larger – up to 40 – 50 mm in size.
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