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General Information About Guppies,

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In this section you will find general information about the guppy and its needs. This is the info you should be looking at before you purchase any fish whether it's a guppy or a shark!

Common Name: Guppy

Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata

Type: Freshwater

Origin: Americas, Florida to Brazil

Size: Up to 1 ½" (3cm) for males, up to 2" (5cm) for females

Tank Size (Minimum): 5 gallons (19L)

Difficulty Rating: Beginner

Breeding Difficulty: Easy

Temperature: 65-80°F (18-27°C)

Life span: 2-5 years

Water pH: 7.0 - 8.0

Water Hardness: Medium hard to very hard (10-30 dH)