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
Hardiness: Moderately Hardy
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.