Livebearers

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Guppy – Female

Poecilia reticulata
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They are suited to a densely planted community tank with other peaceful fish. It is best to choose tank mates with similar water requirements – slightly alkaline hard water in their aquarium.

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The Female Guppy is suited to a densely planted community tank with other peaceful fish

Guppies are probably the most popular livebearer among both aquarium owners and advanced breeders. The once humble, dull-coloured guppy has become a sort after fish for hobbyists with selective breeding resulting in many varieties of spectacular colourations and finnage.

Livebearers have the common trait that they give birth to free swimming young (ovoviparious), instead of egg laying like most other fishes. To achieve this, male livebearers have a modified anal fin called a gonopodium that is used to facilitate internal fertilization of the female. Once fertilised, the eggs mature inside the oviduct of the mother. The eggs then hatch internally and give ‘birth’ to the resultant offspring soon after

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