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Fish Type Live-bearing
Fish Family Guppies & Mollies
Common Name Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia reticulata
Description

The guppy, alternatively guppie (Poecilia reticulata) is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world. It is a small member of the Poecilidae family (females 3 centimetres long, males 2 centimetres long) and is therefore live-bearing. It prefers a hard water aquarium and can withstand a surprising degree of salinity. Its most famous characteristic is its propensity for breeding.

The female guppy is a drab brown in colour. The much smaller male naturally has a colourful caudal fin (tailfin), which has been considerably enhanced in shape and colour by selective breeding.

Rev. JL Guppy discovered this tiny fish in Trinidad in 1866, although the fish was known to German aquarists prior to that time. The guppy escaped from captivity and lives in a feral condition in much of the warmer regions of the world. It has been introduced to some areas to keep down the mosquito population and fight malaria. The guppy can be found in its native habitat in small streams and ponds of virtually any size.

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Guppy

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Fish Name Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: A guppy with a flame spiral on his tail. His name is Fireball.

Red Fire Guppy

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Fish Name Red Fire Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: This is my deceased Guppy Sunny...I miss you!!

Cobra Guppy

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Fish Name Cobra Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: guppy

Green Cobra Guppy

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Fish Name Green Cobra Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: Guppy

Blue Delta Guppy

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Fish Name Blue Delta Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: guppies