Blue Tail Female Guppy
The Guppy is one of the most popular tropical fish on the market. They are bright and colourful which really stands out in any aquarium. This listing is for assorted plain-bodied female guppy with blue tails (patterning may vary) which can be paired with colourful patterned males to produce similar offspring.
Originating from South America, Guppies can be found in mountain streams as well as brackish rivers. Wild Guppies can be found around the world in places like Barbados, Trinidad, Singapore, Venezuela and the USA.
Is it easy to breed Guppy fish?
Yes, it is extremely easy to breed guppies. If you pair a male and female, you are almost guaranteed regular offspring. Female guppies will be harassed constantly by males to breed, so keeping a ratio of more females than males, or segregating the sexes once impregnated, is a good idea to avoid stress issues. Guppies are livebearers, and will give birth to live fry rather than laying eggs.
Can Guppy's breed without a male fish present?
No, but a unique feature among female guppies is their ability to give birth to several broods consecutively without male insemination occurring each time. This is possible because of special folds in the female's genital area that store sperm for up to 6 months until needed for fertilization. This explains 'phantom' births in female-only guppy setups.
Approx. supplied size: 1" / 3cm
Maximum size: 2" / 5cm
Origin: South America
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 3+ (2 females to 1 male)
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 25°C
Ideal pH: 6.5–7.5
Water flow: low to moderate
Ideal temperature: 20-28°C
Ease of care
Easy. Its recommended that the sexes be kept 2 females to every 1 male. Males will harass the females otherwise.
Guppies are a peaceful community fish but are typically fantailed and long-finned, so avoid housing guppy with fin-nipping fish such as galaxy rasbora or tiger barbs.
Feed tropical fish flake or small granules. Take care not to overfeed.
Guppies are live bearers so will spawn prolifically. Females can store sperm for up to 6 months, and can give birth to between 10 and 30 fry every 6 weeks. Guppy's can be sexed after around 5 weeks, males have a modified anal fin called the gonopodium.
Female guppy's can live 1-2 years in perfect conditions.
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