Guppy Profile


Common name: Guppy

Scientific name: Poecilia reticulata

Type of fish: Livebearer

Origin: South America

Level of difficulty: Beginner

Max size: 2 inches

Growth Rate: These fish are usually adult-size when they are sold.

Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

Diet: omnivore

pH: 6.5-7.5

Hardiness: Moderately Hardy

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Tankmates: tetras, livebearers, barbs, danios, Corydoras catfishes, dwarf cichlids

Sexing: Males are more colorful, with more spots on their bodies and fins.

Notes: Like all livebearers, these fish reproduce easily and quickly. They yield live fry and may even eat their own fry. There are many color varieties out there.