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Dumbo Ear Red Dragon Guppy, Pair
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Dumbo Ear Red Dragon Guppy, Pair (Poecilia reticulata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Green, Orange
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 20 gallons
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Overview

The Dumbo Ear Red Dragon Guppy lives up to its name with its oversized pectoral fins which resemble elephant-like ears. A myriad of colors from blue, green, red, purple and orange are represented on this playful guppy that sports a complexly colored tail. Like all guppies, the Dumbo Ear Red Dragon Guppy is a busy swimmer that adds color and movement to the community aquarium. One of the many color variations of Poecilia reticulata, the farm-raised Dumbo Ear Red Dragon Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons. Because of its hardiness, it is tolerant of small changes in water parameters. However, care should be taken to keep temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check. The Sunray Guppy is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with freshwater tankmates of similar temperament. The female in this pair may be of an assorted variety. However, you can easily differentiate the male from the female. The male guppy is smaller in size, has brighter coloration with a bigger tail fin, and a pointed anal fin. The female is larger in size with duller coloration, has a rounded anal fin, and a pregnancy patch on the lower portion of the body. Ideally, the aquarium should have a covering of floating ferns 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 Dumbo Ear Red Dragon 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.

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

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