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Red Fire Guppy (Pair)
(Poecilia reticulata)
Red Fire Guppy (Pair)
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.

Quick Stats

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

The Red Fire Guppy has a prominent, intense red coloration. This fiery red guppy is one of the preferred color varieties among beginning hobbyists and breeders alike. The Red Fire Guppy stands out as it swims amongst aquatic plants. Even experienced aquarists praise this member of the Poeciliidae family, for its hardy nature and quick maturation.

One of the many color variations of Poecilia reticulata, the farm-raised Red Fire 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 Red Fire 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 Red Fire 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"

Customer Testimonials

Katie Johnson San Antonio , TX
A great fish for beginners and experts alike. I have had guppies for quite some time now and they are very enjoyable. Watching them interact, breed and then watching the fry grow up is a very worthwhile experience. Guppies are very hardy and can withstand most beginner's mistakes. This is not a fish you want to pass up.
Pam Childers Sylvester , GA
I have some of these fish and they are a joy to have. The colors are very beauitful...My female just had a bunch of babies. like 35+ I lost count at 35. I really do enjoy my fish. I have 3 tanks set up. 55, 30, and a 5 gallon for the babies.
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