Species/genus: Poecilia reticulata

Origin: Central and South America, Trinidad

Temp: 68 – 82°F (20 – 28°C)

pH: 6.8 to 7.8 dH: Medium to Hard

Temperament: Very friendly and nonagressive, but they do have a taste for their own fry at times.

Adult Size: Up to 2 1/2 in (6 cm) Males are smaller.

Minimum Tank Size: 1 Gallon

Feeding: Easy to feed, accepts almost all aquarium foods, likes vegatable matter.

Breeding: Easy to breed livebearer

Comments: One of the most popular aquarium fishes of all times. A good beginners fish. Easy to keep and spawn. Guppies come in many varieties and grades of quality from feeder fish to $100.00 (or more) a pair show fish. A lot of Guppy ills can be cured with the addition of 2 teaspoons of salt per gallon of water. Guppies do best in a tank of their own.