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Black Guppy, Male
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Captive-Bred
Black Guppy, Male (Poecilia reticulata)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin Captive-Bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Black Guppy, also known as the Millions Fish or simply Fancy Guppy, is one of the many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful selective breeding. The Black Guppy features a sophisticated color scheme with the latter half of its body sporting a dark, black and blue coloration while the front half of the body being a light metallic silver grey coloration with splashes of various colors of the rainbow.

The Black Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Black Guppy is a hardy fish tolerant of small changes in water parameters, care should be taken to keep water temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check. The Black Guppy makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists as it is a hardy and energetic fish that is easy to keep in the freshwater community aquarium.

Guppies are relatively easy to breed even for the beginning aquarists. If you are interested in breeding guppies, the ideal aquarium should have a covering of floating plants and a breeding box to protect the fry. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food and pulverized flakes.

The Black Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 1-3/4”

Customer Testimonials

Emily Durka Salt Lake City , UT
A real asset to any aquarium. A nice color that brightens up the tank.
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