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|Difficulty:||1 - Simple|
|Final size:||4-8 cm|
|Visual effect:||Especially colorful|
|Diet:||omnivorous - omnivorous|
|with shrimps?:||with dwarf shrimp, offspring may be eaten|
|with dwarf crabs?:||conditional* (see description)|
|Fish group:||Tooth carp|
|Aquarium size:||54 l (approx. 60cm)|
|Water values:||Medium hard water|
The Neon Blue Guppy is a great color variation of the Poecilia reticulata native to South America. Guppies represent true evergreens in aquaristic terms, and almost everyone has kept and bred them at some point. In addition, it has a large fan circle of lovers, because it can be bred wonderfully and is therefore also called million fish. Therefore you acquire here a pure male group, in order to work against an uncontrolled multiplication. Guppy females can also be found in the store, should you decide to breed these great animals.
There is nothing wrong with keeping a pure same-sex male group, especially the consideration of housing the countless young animals is thus eliminated. Above all, the animals are not under permanent stress, because they are permanently busy with flirting or competing. Thus they could even live a little better and also longer.
Neon blue guppies really shine in the aquarium, especially when they swim just under the water surface below the lighting. Especially their neon blue tail fin is absolutely eye-catching, furthermore their body shines and sparkles turquoise, but also silver. The front body is brighter, almost yellow golden.
Especially the males differ visually from the females. They have much more intense colors, and they also have a "pen-shaped" anal fin that has been converted into a mating organ, which is more reminiscent of a sail in the females. Basically, guppies are almost constantly courting and mating. The female can store the sperm and fertilize herself for a while. It is not for nothing that the guppy is also called million fish. About every three weeks, a female guppy can release between 20 to 40 live young, which also develop in her. Therefore, they also belong to the live-bearing toothcarps. Guppies prey on their offspring, so the aquarium should have fine finned plants for the young to hide in. With our YoungFeed they can be fed and raised very well.
The aquarium for the Neon Blue Guppy should have at least 60 cm edge length. These very lively animals are always in motion and therefore need a lot of swimming space. Nevertheless, also a locally quite compact planting should not come too briefly, because in these they withdraw gladly for resting. Even if it is quite undemanding regarding its furnishings and substrate, it is nevertheless happy about a certain structure in the form of stones and other decorations Rootsbut also other decorations. In soft to medium hard water it does well.
Guppies and Endlers are very closely related and can produce fertile hybrids. Therefore they are not suitable for socialization. As by-fish, however, other bright fish such as for example Tetras, Platies, Mollies, but also Loricariids or Corydoras serve. Especially in a beautiful community aquarium, the Blue Neon Guppy comes super to the fore! Likewise the pretty fellows can be combined with well reproducing dwarf shrimp species like for example the popular Neocaridinabut also the Amano shrimp can be socialized. It can happen, however, that from time to time a shrimp juvenile is eaten by him. Fine plants, but also mosses therefore offer the crabs enough hiding places, so that the majority is safe. Unfortunately, crayfish are not at all suitable as company, because the guppy as a bottom sleeper runs the risk of being pinched by them. Fin injuries may heal slowly and quite poorly.
The Neon Blue Guppy is an omnivore that can be fed unproblematically in the aquarium with almost any dry food available, such as flake food but also granulated food for omnivorous ornamental fish. They also occasionally nibble on coverings and thus keep algae somewhat in check. Scalded vegetables such as cucumber, Peppers or Pumpkin can be offered to them from time to time, they will also nibble on these. With live and frozen food such as Artemia, Daphnia cyclops can spice up their menu.
Our food recommendation NatureHolic Guppyfeed is a fine soft granulate with 0.5 mm grain thickness, which is suitable as a staple food for all aquarium fish and especially for guppies. The soft consistency of the food beads is reminiscent of that of natural insect larvae. It protects the sensitive fish mouth from micro injuries caused by hard or sharp-edged food. In addition to animal food, guppies also need a vegetable component in their diet. As special additives we add garlic extract and the leaf powder of the miracle tree Moringa olifera to NatureHolic Guppyfeed. These herbal additives are attributed positive effects on the immune system and the colorfulness of the colorful fish.
Our plant recommendation: For planting, use NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.
Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.
|Scientific name:||Poecilia reticulata|
|German Name:||Guppy Neon Blue|
|Difficulty level:||for beginners|
|Coloration:||Neon blue caudal fin, forebody yellow-gold iridescent|
|Age expectancy||approx. 5 years|
|Water parameters:||GH 10 to 25, KH 5 to 20, pH 7 to 8.5, temperature 22 to 28°C|
|Tank size:||54 l and up|
|Food||Omnivorous, needs flakes and granules as well as very fine frozen food or live food, also likes soft vegetables or green food|
|Group size||Groups of at least 10 animals|
|Further information||Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do|
- Item no: 8138
- EAN No.: 7427066471828