Guppy (Tomeurus gracilis)

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Guppy

Tomeurus gracilis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3-3.3 cm (1.2-1.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.5

26 -29 °C (78.8-84.2°F)

6-20 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Poeciliidae





Additional names

Guppy, Sardinita


Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: small coastal drainages of the Venezuelan departments Delta Amacuro, Monagas, Territorio Federal and in Brazilian states of Amap and Par; Guam and Tocantins River basins; Cuyuni, Mazaruni, Essequibo and Corantijn River basins.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Sex can be determined by the presence of the gonopodium organ on males. Unlike the other Guppy, while fertilisation is internal, these fish are egg layers.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Unlike it's more common namesake, the Tomeurus gracilis is a small and slender fish with a relatively colourless translucent slightly iridescent body. The fins are colourless.

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