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The Red Grass Guppy is an uncommon variety of guppy within the Australian aquarium trade. Guppies are freshwater fish, native to the coastal streams of northeast South America. Breeds very easily, best kept with similar sized fish in a planted community tank.

Do not keep with fin-nippers such as Tiger Barbs. Suitable for nano tanks. 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 Red Grass Guppy:

  • Males sport hues of vibrant reds with fine black spots in the fins and tail
  • Active in top layer of tank
  • Female is less colorful than males, however Red Grass Guppy females are similar to males
  • Suit for aquarium beginners, although the Red Grass Guppy is more susceptible to disease
  • Peaceful community species
  • Bears live young

The Best Mix of Guppy Males and Females:

  • Guppies should be kept in trios : 2-3 females to each male.
  • You can also setup a males-only or females-only guppy tank.

Guppy Tank Mate Compatibility:

Guppies are peaceful fish and they can stay with other similar size peaceful fish. Some fish like fin nippers, bettas, large and aggressive species should be avoided.
Tank mates include:

Red Grass Guppy Diet:

Like all guppy varieties, they are onmivores, happily eating tropical flake food, live, and frozen goods, like bloodworms. You guppies will enjoy frozen or live brine shrimp, blood worms, mosquito larvae, etc.

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The Best Aquarium Size for Guppies:

Being small fish, guppies don’t need enormous amounts of room. You should provide at least 4L space for one fish. It is recommended to keep at least a trio (three) together in a fish tank with a minimum capacity of 20L.

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Guppy Tank Setup:


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 22⁰C – 28⁰C.

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Plants for Guppies:

It’s suitable to use many different kinds of plants for guppies and decorations.

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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 decoration, tube and artificial caves.

Substrate :

Gravel, Rocks, Pebbles

Additional Information

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