Offering Santa Maria Bleeding Heart Dwarf Guppy (Poecilia reticulata x wingei). The image used above is for illustration purposes only.
This strain has been created by crossing Poecilia reticulata and Poecilia wingei. We carefully examine each of our miniature guppies for specific traits that help us produce the best-looking fish possible.
Miniature guppies (Poecilia reticulata x wingei) 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 – 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.
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. Miniature guppies get along extremely well with other peaceful fish in a community setup. Males grow up to 25 – 30 mm, and females slightly larger – up to 35 – 40 mm in size.