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types of guppies german yellow guppy

While most guppies have dark eyes, some actually have red eyes, There are two types of red-eyed guppies. Real Red Eye (RRE) – These are normal-colored guppies that have red eyes.

Real Red Eye Albinos (RREA) – These guppies have slightly paler
red eyes, and they lack melanin, which makes them true albinos.

This trait shows red eyes and the absence of black melanin. This type of guppy can appear in many colors.

There is a Red Albino Delta and Tank class and any other colored
Albino delta would be entered in the AOC(Any Other Color) class. Albinos with veils are entered in the Body/eye color class.

Type of guppies – I’m sure you were very familiar with this ornamental fish.

Widely distribute worldwide, Guppies can be easily found in any ornamental fish store

Names can vary depending on the region they are found in, but
generic labels include Fan, Delta, and Veil tails, flared, triangular-
shaped, swordtails (including double sword and top or bottom
sword), Lyretail, which is a combination between the double sword
and Delta tails, Pin/Needletail, Spear tail, recognized by

What are fancy guppies?

Guppy Fish, Fancy Guppy. … A great tropical fish for freshwater
aquarium fish beginners, the Guppy is a very hardy tropical fish that is also a very prolific breeder.

The male guppy is easy to distinguish from the female guppy
because the male is usually more colorful with extremely colorful
and large caudal fins (tails)

What kind of fish are guppies?

The guppy (Poecilia reticulata), also known as millionfish and
rainbow fish, is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical
fish, and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species. It is a member of the family Poeciliidae and, like almost all
American members of the family is live-bearing.

How big do cobra guppies get?

Female guppies grow to 2 inches and the males are a bit smaller at around 1.5 inches.

Their full size will vary depending on the genes, food, nutrition and more.

They are known to be small fish and get pushed around in community tanks for that reason. Be careful of larger fish trying to eat guppies.

Can you cross breed guppies?

The only time I’ve heard about different species like guppies and
mollies cross breeding is then they didn’t have their own kind in the tank.

It’s rare and has to be perfect timing for it to happen. The only ones
that would very readily cross breed are Endlers and Guppies
because the are so closely related.

How big do fancy guppies get?

But to answer the initial question of how big or how large in size Guppy fish grow to is 1 to 2 inches.

The males are a little bit smaller than the females and they only get
to about 1 1/2 inches long while the females are A bit larger and grow to around 2 inches.

How many guppies can you have in a 10 gallon tank?

If this is the case, and a 10 gallon tank can comfortably
accommodate species measuring 10” long altogether, then you can
fit two male guppies and four female guppies in it.

Do guppies eat their babies?

Guppies are known for being the easiest aquarium fish to spawn. Females give live birth frequently, to well-developed offspring.

The only hitch in guppy breeding is that guppies, like most fish,
have no reservations about eating their young.

guppy fish

ORIGINS South America, occurring in the Caribbean and in South
America north of the Amazon.

SIZE 2 in (5 cm). DIET Prepared foods and small livefoods.

WATER Temperature 70–77°F (21–25°C); hard (100–150 mg/l) and alkaline (pH 7.5). TEMPERAMENT Placid and social.

types of guppy fish golden snakeskin delta guppy

Golden Snakeskin Delta Guppy This is one of a number of guppy
varieties that have become very popular in Russia.

It is thought that the famous Moscow Blue strain may have evolved from the Snakeskin line.

The snakeskin patterning can be combined with other colors, but it
is usually associated with varieties displaying a broad caudal fin

 

One of the best known of all tropical fish, the Guppy is named after
Rev.Thomas Guppy, who identified it on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

The several thousand varieties available to aquarists today are far
removed from their wild ancestors, and can be found in a wide
range of colors and with many different body patterns and fin types.

The different color variations are displayed most impressively in
male fish, which are naturally more colorful as well as smaller than females.

(All the fish illustrated here are male.) Guppies show well as a group
in a single-species tank, but they can also be kept with other
nonaggressive fish as part of a community aquarium.

The female Guppy gives birth to live offspring, but unfortunately,
these are likely to be cannibalized soon after birth, even in a
breeding tank setup, unless the young can escape out of reach.

Various breeding traps are available for this purpose .When buying
these fish, it is worth remembering that the largest females give
birth to correspondingly bigger broods.

One of the most significant factors to consider when breeding
guppies is that a female only needs to mate once in order to
continue producing young throughout her life—potentially giving
birth to seven or more broods using spermstored in her body.

This is why even if you choose a well-marked male and female
from the same tank in a pet store, the likelihood will be that at least
some of the young will not be the offspring of that particular male
(although the majority of offspring are likely to be the result of the
most recent mating).

This also explains how females kept on their own can give birth to young.

The only way to be sure of the parentage of guppies is to separate the sexes as early as possible.

As soon as the young males can be recognized by their
gonopodium—usually when they are about three weeks old—they
should be transferred to a separate tank.

The females will be noticeably larger than the males from three months onward, by
which time some of the males will already be sexually mature.

A female guppy will have her first brood approximately a month after mating.

The number of offspring produced is likely to be small at first,
sometimes no more than 10, but it increases to between 50 and 100 per brood as the female grows bigger.

Some strains are more prolific breeders than others.

guppy breeding

Selective breeding of guppies began during the 1950s, but
unfortunately, a number of strains—even some

that are carefully maintained—are not stable.This means that many
of the resulting offspring may not display the most desirable
characteristics of their parents.

Cobra patterning is one of the most stable characteristics in terms
of markings.

This is a dominant genetic characteristic, so well- marked
individuals are always likely to pass their cobra patterning on to the
next generation.

However, recessive characteristics, such as tuxedo patterning, may
disappear for several generations of a particular bloodline, and then
reemerge unexpectedly at a later stage.

The tuxedo
types of guppies tuxedo multi colored guppy fish

Tuxedo Multicolored Delta

characteristic (the black area toward the rear of the body) can be
combined with different colors to striking effect.

This variety also has the broad delta-tail. Blue Tuxedo Guppy This particular variety is also

types of guppies guppy fish tuxedo

described as the Blue Delta-Tail Half Black, based on its body coloration.

The broad caudal fin is predominantly blue, with variable black markings.

 

types of guppies wild guppy

 

Wild Guppy These fish may be found in brackish water, and the
addition of salt to their aquarium is recommended.

Wild Guppies are not readily available today, and domestic strains
will prove far more adaptable.

 

types of guppies german yellow guppy

 

German Yellow Guppy Named after its country of origin, this is a
particularly striking variety in which the enlarged caudal fin and
the dorsal fin are both yellow.

Fin shape, as well as color, is important in fancy guppies.

 

types of guppies Blonde Guppy

Blonde Guppy The red caudal fin and rear part of the body contrast
with the lighter blonde coloration seen on the underparts near the head.

The use of color food is often recommended for red strains of guppies.

 

types of guppies red tail half black guppy

 

Red Tail Half-Black Guppy As with other strains created by
selective breeding, fertility may be impaired if these fish are heavily inbred.

Not all such strains are commercial products; some are bred by enthusiasts only.

 

types of guppies silver backed tuxedo guppy

Silver-Backed Tuxedo Guppy The distinctive black area on the
flank varies in size and density between individuals.

types of guppies golden snakeskin delta guppy

 

Golden Snakeskin Delta Guppy This is one of a number of guppy
varieties that have become very popular in Russia.

It is thought that the famous Moscow Blue strain may have evolved from the Snakeskin line.

 

types of guppies red varitail guppy

Red Varitail Guppy (above) Broad-tailed guppies like the Red
Varitail tend to be more popular than those with narrow tails,
because the wide caudal fin allows for some striking tail patterns to be developed.

 

types of guppies gold cobra delta guppy

Gold Cobra Delta Guppy Of American origin, Cobra
Guppies are now popular internationally.

The male (seen above) is always more colorful than the female,
although she may display a patterned caudal fin in some strains.

 

What are fancy guppies?
Guppy Fish, Fancy Guppy. … A great tropical fish for freshwater
aquarium fish beginners, the Guppy is a very hardy tropical fish that is also a very prolific breeder.

The male guppy is easy to distinguish from the female guppy
because the male is usually more colorful with extremely colorful
and large caudal fins (tails)

 

How big do cobra guppies get?
Female guppies grow to 2 inches and the males are a bit smaller at around 1.5 inches.

Their full size will vary depending on the genes, food, nutrition and more.

They are known to be small fish and get pushed around in community tanks for that reason. Be careful of larger fish trying to eat guppies.

 

What color are guppies?
The bodies and tales of male guppies in the wild are covered with
spots and stripes of many different colors: orange, yellow, blue,
violet, green, black, and white.

Do guppies eat their own babies?

Guppies are known for being the easiest aquarium fish to spawn. Females give live birth frequently, to well-developed offspring.

The only hitch in guppy breeding is that guppies, like most fish,
have no reservations about eating their young.

How big do fancy guppies get?

But to answer the initial question of how big or how large in size Guppy fish grow to is 1 to 2 inches.

The males are a little bit smaller than the females and they only get
to about 1 1/2 inches long while the females are A bit larger and grow to around 2 inches.

 

Do guppies need a filter?

A filter is not compulsory as guppies don’t produce as much waste as other fish such as goldfish do.

Nevertheless, many guppy owners swear by filters, saying that they
help to maintain water quality and keep the guppies healthy. At Swell, we do recommend keeping a small filter in the tank.

Resources from Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish D. Alderton DK 2008

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