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Lyretail Guppy, Male
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Lyretail Guppy, Male (Poecilia reticulata)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Red, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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The Lyretail Guppy is one of many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful, selective breeding. As its common name indicates, the Lyretail Guppy has a deeply forked or lyre-shaped tail that gives it a very distinct appearance. The coloration of the Lyretail Guppy is highly variable with confetti-like patches of green, yellow, and red coloration that playfully decorates a pale, silver-gray body color. This unique guppy variety makes a fantastic addition sure to add character to any freshwater community aquarium.

The Lyretail 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 Lyretail 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 Lyretail 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 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Laura R Saugus , CA
These guppies are gorgeous in the tank. They play and chase the other guppies, not just their own "kind." They add a lot of color and personality to the tank. They breed easily, a separate box should be used to keep the fry away from the parents, and other fish. My Rasboras love to eat the fry, so do not put them in a tank until they are too big to be eaten by tank mates; I would say about 3 months old.
Anna R Salem , OR
I bought four pairs and I love them. They are active and a fun addition to the tank. I suggust you get a couple of these fish.
Jack W Aberdeen , SD
These are amazing guppies! I ordered two pairs of them, and they are doig swimmingly! I suggest them to any peaceful community aquarium!
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