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Tricolor Guppy, Male
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Tricolor Guppy, Male (Poecillia reticulata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Orange, Silver
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Aquacultured
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Tricolor Guppy is one of many unique varieties of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful selective breeding. The Tricolor Guppy was bred for its beautiful orange to gold body color that is accented with silver giving the color an overall “pop” and metallic sheen. Black spots and markings may or may not be present in the dorsal fin and tail fin of Tricolor Guppies. Tricolor Guppies make wonderful additions to any freshwater community aquarium for anyone seeking small flashy, active fish.

The Tricolor 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 Tricolor 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 Tricolor 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 Tricolor 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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