Species Care


Poecilia reticulata

Keeping Snapshot:
DOWNLOAD THIS CARE SHEET Preferred Water Parameters:
  • Temperature: 22-28 degrees celsius
  • pH Level: 7.0-8.0
  • General Hardness: Moderate

Range: Central America and Northern South America

Reproduction: Guppies are a livebearer, the females giving birth to fully formed fry. Males will mate with several females: from one mating females give birth to multiple batches of fry. Gestation period is around 28 days at 26-27°C, longer at cooler temperatures. Very easy to breed.

Feeding: Omnivorous. Eats most aquarium foods.

Additional Comments: Very popular aquarium fish. 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.