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Japanese Blue Swordtail Male Guppy
(Poecilia reticulata)
Japanese Blue Swordtail Male Guppy
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 1"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Japanese Blue Swordtail Male Guppy is one of many color variations of Poecilia reticulata guppy. This brilliantly colored little fish is known for its platinum blue coloring and swordtail. The hardiness of these fish as well as the fact that it matures quickly makes it an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists. This captivating little gem will be sure to add plenty of activity to any aquarium.

The Japanese Blue Swordtail Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank. Other peaceful fish would make good tank mates.

The females are larger in size with a dull grey semi-transparent coloration, have a rounded anal fin, as well as a pregnancy patch on the lower portion of the body. Ideally, the environment 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 Japanese Blue Swordtail 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: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"

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