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Purple Batik Guppy, Male
(Poecillia reticulata)
Purple Batik Guppy, Male
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Purple
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Purple Batik Guppy is one of many unique varieties of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful selective breeding. The Purple Batik Guppy is a must-have guppy for any fan of purple fish. The Purple Batik Guppy sports a platinum color with purple iridescence and purple color in its dorsal and tail fin. The back half of the Purple Batik Guppy is a deep rich black which can also be seen throughout the fins as markings and spots. Guppies make wonderful additions to any freshwater community aquarium for anyone seeking small active fish.

The Purple Batik Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Purple Batik 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. The Purple Batik Guppy makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists as it is a hardy and energetic fish that is easy to keep in the freshwater community aquarium.

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 Purple Batik 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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Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-3/4"

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