The Guppy (Poecilia reticulate), is one of the most popular tropical fish purchased for the aquarium.
The Guppy can bred by almost anybody and there are many colour variations available. Most of the guppies in the aquarium trade are captive bred and are bred for their colour. Very few guppies found in local fish stores today are from the wild.
It is better to have more females than males to avoid fighting. The guppy likes to be fed often and will eat flake food. If you want to keep them in their best condition then you can feed them mosquito larvae.
In tropical areas this beneficial fish has been introduced into canals to help eat mosquito larvae and prevent the spread of malaria.
The guppy is sometimes called the Millions Fish and originates from Central America. They live in ditches, streams, canals and ponds. They will grow to roughly 6cm as a female and 3cm as a male.