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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.

From wikipedia.org

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Blue Cobra Guppy

freshwater fish - poecilia reticulata - blue cobra guppy stocking in 45 gallons tank - Two of my gangster guppies... They aren't as pretty anymore- sadly, the ongoing guppy war has taken most of their tails :(
Fish Name Blue Cobra Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: Two of my gangster guppies... They aren't as pretty anymore- sadly, the ongoing guppy war has taken most of their tails :(

Blue Delta Guppy

freshwater fish - poecilia reticulata - blue delta guppy stocking in 54 gallons tank - my guppy :-D
Fish Name Blue Delta Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: my guppy :-D

Neon Blue Tux Guppy

freshwater fish - poecilia reticulata - neon blue tux guppy stocking in 55 gallons tank - more of the guppies with one of the babies in the background
Fish Name Neon Blue Tux Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: more of the guppies with one of the babies in the background

Red Fire Guppy

freshwater fish - poecilia reticulata - red fire guppy stocking in 10 gallons tank - This is my deceased Guppy Sunny...I miss you!!
Fish Name Red Fire Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: This is my deceased Guppy Sunny...I miss you!!

Orange Sunshine Guppy

freshwater fish - poecilia reticulata - orange sunshine guppy stocking in 10 gallons tank - One of my male Guppies. If you know what kind it is please let me know.. Thanks!
Fish Name Orange Sunshine Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: One of my male Guppies. If you know what kind it is please let me know.. Thanks!