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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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Fish Name Silver Streak Flamingo Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
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Fish Name Yellow Tux Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: Male Fancy Tail Guppy

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Fish Name Black Phantom Delta Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
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Blue Cobra Guppy

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Fish Name Blue Cobra Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
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Red Fire Guppy

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Fish Name Red Fire Guppy
Scientific Name Poecilia Reticulata
Description: Female Guppy