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Red Cobra Guppy, Male (Poecilia reticulata)
Red Cobra Guppy, Male
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Red Cobra Guppy, Male (Poecilia reticulata)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Green, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Green, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Red Cobra Guppy, also known as the Millions Fish or simply Fancy Guppy, is one of many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful, selective breeding. The Red Cobra Guppy boasts a vibrant fiery coloration and intricate marking that adds a burst of exciting visual interest to any freshwater community aquarium. "Cobra" guppies are distinguished by a rosette pattern with vertical bars on its lower body.

The Red Cobra Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Red Cobra 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. This hardy and energetic fish makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists.

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 Red Cobra 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” to 1-3/4”

Customer Testimonials

Jack W Aberdeen , SD
These are some of the most beautiful Guppies! I have 2 male and female pairs living with Lyretails and Green Cobras, and have started schooling! They're very hardy too, so they're great for beginners and experts! Another great purchase of LiveAquaria!
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