Scientific Name: Poecilia ReticulataCommon Name: GuppyTaxonomic Classification:Phylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiSubclass: NeopterygiiOrder: CyprinodontiformesSuborder: CyprinodontoideiFamily: PoeciliidaeGenus: PoeciliaSpecies: ReticulataDescription: The male is smaller, has a squat body with a small head, curved back, rounded belly and a pointed caudal peduncle, ending with a rounded tail. The dorsal fin is high, the ventrils are, the anal is transformed into a copulatory organ (gonopodia). The female has a wider and longer body, with a more linear back and a large rounded belly, with rounded fins.Coloration: The feminine livery has a gray-brown color, tending to the transparent yellow, while the male one has its tail with very bright and varied colors.
Behaviour: Very peaceful fish, very quietly with other non-aggressive fish. Barbus Tetrazona and Pterophyllum Scalare are to be avoided.Sexual Dimorphism: The male is smaller and has a more accentuated coloration while the females are larger and with a large belly used for the gestation of their babies.Habitat: Bentopelagic, freshwater and brackish water is not a migratory species and lives in tropical climates. He lives in running or steady waters. Temperature: 20-24 °C. pH: 7-8. Water Hardness:It suits well hard and very hard water.Tips for Breeding: Guppy lives up to 5 years as evidenced by the life expectancy at AnAge‘s site. For aquarium breeding we recommend a medium-sized, well-planted tank with many hiding places. The appropriate number of individuals is a minimum of 5 specimens (3 females and 1 male), the number of females should always be higher than that of males because they are stressed with ease.Feed: In nature it is fed with zooplankton, small insects and debris. In aquariums welcomes dry, freeze-dried, live and frozen foods. Diffusion: Originally from South America, it is located in the areas of Venezuela, Guyana, northern Brazil and islands such as Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago Swimming Level: Swim in flocks and prefer to swim in the middle area of the aquarium’s water column. Difficulty: Very easy for neophytes.Reproduction: Guppy reproduction is very easy and fast because they mate continuosly. After about forty days of gestation, the female ejectes the small, already self-defeating fry. Usually to save a larger number of fry, around the 38th – 39th day, the female is placed into a split partition room, thus separating the little ones from the mother by avoiding being eaten. For growing the small fishes, it is recommended to use a small container or transfer to a larger nursery. Fry up to 2 cm can be fed with dry feed in the powder by increasing, step by step, the granulometry or nauplii (larva) of Artemia salina. After 2 cm can be released into the aquarium. Extinguishing Risk: Not at risk of extinction
To control the growth of algae in our tanks starting with small animals as we have seen in the previous article, which you can see here and coming to bigger animals, there is nothing left to talk about herbivorous fish. Blenniidae Most Blennies do not exceed 6 inches (15 cm) in length and are a great option […]
DATA SHEET Scientific name: Thalassoma pavo Common name: Ornate Wrasse Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Labroide Family: Labridae Genus: Thalassoma Species: T. pavo Description: This fish lives in salt water and is very much appreciated as it is one of the most colorful of the Mediterranean Sea. Tapered body, massive head, small mouth. […]
Also this year the fifth edition of the largest fair in Italy, PetsFestival, dedicated to pet animals, is ended. In the two days of the fair you could watch marine aquariums, cakes, reptiles, dogs, cats and various country shows. (In the end you can find our photo gallery of the event.) As for aquarium, which […]