Fancy Guppies are a beautiful pet. Here is your informative A-list of Fancy Guppies. This fish breed was called Girardinus Guppii. In 1866, Robert John Lechmere Guppy discovered this fish in Trinidad. The fish name change to Guppy in later picture. This fish is bred to produce colorful body and pattern. They are native to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, East Timor, Guyana, Mayotte, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela and Vietnam. They are hardly little tropical fish. Today, Fancy Guppies become one of the popular aquarium species in the pet world.

Facts about Fancy Guppies

  • Social Behavior – Fancy Guppies are also known as community fish. Their good tank mates include Honey Gourami, Glass Fish, Ghost Shrimp, White Clouds or other livebearers. Siamese Fighting Fishes are not advisable to put in one tank together with Fancy Guppy, because Fancy Guppy tends to nip their fins. This fish breed is suitable for the beginner aquarist.
  • Appearance – Fancy Guppies come in many variety of colors, you will find every color of rainbow on their body. There are different type of shapes on their fins which include pintail, swordtail, flagtail, rounded, veiltail, fantail and traingletail. As a start, you can keep one male and one female in tank. Each female Fancy Guppy can breed 30 to 50 babies in every 30 days. The male is smaller than female. The male Fancy Guppy has a longer colorful tail and the female Fancy Guppy is grey in body color.








Fancy Guppies Breed Information

Size Small
Length 2 – 3.5cm (male) and 4.5 – 6cm (female)
Species Poecilia Reticulata
Life Span 2 – 3 years
Feeding Flake foods, brine shrimp (live or frozen) or blood worm
Tank Size 10 to 20 gallons
Water Region They swim everywhere of the aquarium
Water Condition Wide range of temperature 18 °C to 28 °C or 64 °F to 82 °F
Reproduction No special attention is needed. Keep the Fancy Guppy fry in different tank because Fancy Guppies are not good parents and they will chase or eat their own fry


Some common disease for Fancy Guppies is Parasitic disease, Fungus disease or Saprolegnia. It is advisable to add 1 teaspoon of non-iodized in the tank.

If you are interested in this fish breed, you may look for Fancy Guppy breeders at your local store. If you are a beginner, you can learn more information from International Fancy Guppy Association – Beginers Corner or Guppies.com.

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