Neon Blue Guppy, Male

Latin name: (Poecilia reticulata)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Clear, Red, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

2½"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons

Family

Poeciliidae

The Neon Blue Guppy is an excellent choice for an aquarium due to its hardiness and adaptability to changing tank conditions. Its ideal environment requires a tank of at least 10 gallons of water and hardy plants such as Java Fern and Java Moss. This fish is a peaceful species, and therefore can be kept in a tank with other peaceful fish without any problem. In addition, it is a vibrant and attractive fish, adding a splash of color to any aquarium. The Neon Blue Guppy is a great choice for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

This pair of fish is relatively easy to tell apart due to their contrasting size and coloration. Males are smaller with bright coloration and a larger tail fin, while females are larger with a duller coloration and a rounded anal fin. Additionally, females often have a pregnancy patch near their lower body. To provide a suitable environment for this species, one should consider adding a covering of floating ferns and a breeding box for the fry. This breeding box is especially important as the adult fish may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves. In terms of nutrition, the fry can be fed brine shrimp, micro food, and pulverized flakes. All of these factors are essential to provide a comfortable and safe home for this pair of fish.

The Neon Blue Guppy is an omnivore that 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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