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The Common Guppy

Poecilia reticulata
Latin Name: Poecilia reticulata

Common Name: Guppy

Origin: Central and South America, Trinidad

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Suggested Minimum Tank Size: 1 gallon +

Preferred Temperature:
68-80°F (20-27°C)
 
Sexual Differences: Males more colorful

Special Considerations:
 
A pair of Guppies will do well in tanks as small as one gallon.
 
Guppies are one of the oldest and most beloved aquarium fishes. Guppies are named after thier original discoverer Robert John Lechmere Guppy. (AKA Mr. Guppy)
 
The Guppy is a livebearing fish known for its ability to quickly overpopulate aquariums of any size, so plans must be made for the forthcoming fry.
 
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