Purple Mosaic Dumbo Ear Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

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Remarks: A perfect starter fish! Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are peaceful community fish that reproduce with ease. They are livebearers, meaning the females release live fry rather than laying eggs. It is recommended to keep more females than males, as males can easily harass females with relentless attempts to reproduce, leading to stress in the females. 

  Males with the mosaic pattern usually have a tail pattern made up of spots and thin lines. The males' bodies from this line are usually blue or yellow with their fins being a vibrant violet. Due to the great genetic variation in mosaic guppies, coloration sometimes varies. Females may develop some color in the fins, but typically remain gray in the body. This strain will sometimes have red in the markings, and not just purple. 

Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata

Common Name: Purple Mosaic Guppy

Max Size: 1.5"

pH: 7.0-8.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 65-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Central America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, dwarf cichlids, invertebrates.

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