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Scientific Name: Lebistes reticulatus also Poecilia reticulatus
Temp. Range: 68 - 80°F.
pH: 6.5 - 8.5
dH: 5.0 - 19.0
Adult Size: 2.5" - 3" (females larger than males)
Native Region: Central America, Mexico, Venezuela, Caribbean area.
Temperament: Community. Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks, for children or others who are starting their first aquarium. Great way to explain the "birds & the bees".
Feeding: Will do well with standard flake food, but some live foods, live & adult brine shrimp and bloodworms will enhance color, size and reproduction.
Sexing: Males are far more colorful and have longer fins. They also have the modified anal fin typical of livebearers. Females are usually much larger and are a drab olive/silver.
General Comment: All around a great starter fish and their are those who continue their interest into the genetics and breeding of exotic strains as a specialty in their hobby. 1 tbs. of aquarium salt per 5 gallons of water is highly recommended for guppies, as with all tropical freshwater fish.
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