The Male Elephant Ear Red Guppy is a result of selective breeding over many years. This guppy is relatively easy to breed even for the beginning aquarists. Guppies require clean, oxygen-rich water. Making sure filters are cleaned regularly to ensure sure all biological filters are working properly, ensuring no ammonia or nitrite is present to help with the overall health of the fish.
Features of Male Elephant Ear Red Guppy:
Male Elephant Ear Red guppies can grow up to 4-5cm
Typical males will display silver to blue body color with red color on dorsal fin and tail fin.
They are super peaceful fish and can be kept with other aquarium fish
- Care Level : Easy
The Best Aquarium Size for Guppies:
Being small fish, guppies don’t need enormous amounts of room. The Male Elephant Ear Red Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 20 litre in size. If you are planing to have some guppies or tank mates, bigger tank will be a plus.
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Guppy Male Elephant Ear Red could be kept with other peaceful species such as:
Medium growing or possibly fin nipping species. Bettas should also be avoided because of their similar flashy nature to guppies which could lead to aggression from the bettas' end. Large and aggressive species would prey on the guppies such as Oscars, or jaguar cichlids.
The guppies are happily eating tropical flake food, live, and frozen goods, like bloodworms. You guppies will enjoy fozen or live brine shrip, blood worms, mosquito larvae, etc.
Feeding them once a day is enough. You can also feed them multiple times, but avoid giving them too much food.
Guppy Male Elephant Ear Red Tank Guide:
The temperature of your guppy’s tank should match that of its native, natural habitat: South American and Amazonian waters. Ideal water temperatures sit between at a stable number between 22 ⁰C - 28 ⁰C
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You can choose to use lighting in your aquarium if that’s what you prefer. Your fish will have adequate lighting, if the room your aquarium in has a window. Otherwise, you can easily replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (12 hours of light every 24 hours.)
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Plants for Guppies:
It’s suitable to use many different kinds of plants for guppies and decorations.
Java moss: a low-light plant that doesn’t require too much care, java moss grows easily and constantly once it attaches itself to the substrate;
Amazon sword plant: its wide and long leaves are great if you want to hide aquarium equipment, plus it offers cover for fry or expectant guppies;
Rotala Rotundifolia: If you want something more special, this plant has interesting leaves that can become reddish if the plant receives enough light; a compact and bushy plant that’s relatively undemanding;
Cryptocoryne Wendtii: a slow-growing plant that doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance.
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Decorations for Guppies:
Artificial plants can work well. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, tube and artificial caves.