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Moscow Black Velvet Guppy, Male
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Captive-Bred
Moscow Black Velvet Guppy, Male (Poecilia reticulata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2½"
Origin Farm Raised
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Moscow Black Velvet Guppy is one of many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful, selective breeding. Though guppies are typically known for their vibrant coloration, the Moscow Black Velvet Guppy features a sophisticated midnight black coloration that covers nearly its entire body. This unexpected coloration makes the Moscow Black Velvet Guppy highly sought after by guppy enthusiasts and any freshwater aquarium hobbyist interested in unusual and distinct fish.

The Moscow Black Velvet 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 Moscow Black Velvet 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 Moscow Black Velvet 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”

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