The Lyretail Guppy is one of many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful, selective breeding. As its common name indicates, the Lyretail Guppy has a deeply forked or lyre-shaped tail that gives it a very distinct appearance. The coloration of the Lyretail Guppy is highly variable with confetti-like patches of green, yellow, and red coloration that playfully decorates a pale, silver-gray body color. This unique guppy variety makes a fantastic addition sure to add character to any freshwater community aquarium.
The Lyretail Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Lyretail 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. This hardy and energetic fish makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists.
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 Lyretail 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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