Red Panda Guppy
Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
"Live Fish will be delivered only inside Bangalore and stock is subjected to availability."
Overview: The guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are one of the highly adaptable and thrive in many different environmental and ecological conditions. Male guppies, which are smaller than females, have ornamental caudal and dorsal fins, while females are duller in color.
Habitat: Guppy’s natural range is in northeast South America and they prefer areas to hide such as their natural habitat, which will be a mix of rocks, driftwood and plants. However, Guppies should not be kept as a single fish in an aquarium because both males and females show signs of shoaling, and are usually found in large groups in the wild.
Temperament: Extremely peaceful. However, Guppies be kept in pairs ratio (1 Male for every 2 females ratio) with similarly non-aggressive tank mates of a same growth size.
Diet: Guppies feed on algal remains, diatoms, invertebrates, plant fragments, mineral particles, aquatic insect larvae, and other sources
Water Conditions: 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Approximate Size: 1" to 1-3/4"
Lifecycle: 2 to 3 years
Breeding: Guppies prefer water temperatures around 22.2–26.1 °C (72–79 °F) for reproduction. Pregnant female guppies have enlarged and darkened gravid spots near their anal vents. Just before birth, the eyes of fry may be seen through the translucent skin in this area of the female's body. When birth occurs, individual offspring are dropped in sequence, typically over a period of one to six hours. The female guppy has drops of two to 200 fry at a time, typically ranging between 30 and 60.
Well-fed adults do not often eat their own young, although sometimes safe zones are required for the fry. Specially designed livebearer birthing tanks, which can be suspended inside the aquarium, are available from aquatic retailers. These also serve to shield the pregnant female from further attention from the males, which is important because the males sometimes attack the females while they are giving birth
Hence, using breeder box is recommended, as it also provides a separate area for the newborn young as protection from being eaten by their mother. However, if a female is put in the breeder box too early, it may cause her to have a miscarriage.
Note: Remove the Adults after the newborn have been successfully delivered, if not the adults will eat them eventually.