The Male Guppy is one of the most popular tropical fish. They are bright and colourful which really stands out in any aquarium. Flame tail guppies have a distinctive fire-coloured tail fin.
Originating from South America, Guppies can be found in mountain streams as well as brackish rivers. Wild Guppies can be found around the world in places like Barbados, Trinidad, Singapore, Venezuela and the USA.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Approx. size: 2-5cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 3+ (2 females to 1 male if mixed)
If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.
Hardness: 143-536 ppm
Temperature: 18–28 °C
Ease of care
Easy. The sexes will need to either be kept separately or 2 females to every 1 male. They will harass the females otherwise.
The food we recommend is tropical fish flake. Take care not to overfeed your guppies.
A community fish, take caution not to house in an aquarium with fin-nippers.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.
Breeding / Sex
Guppies are live bearers so will spawn prolifically. Females can store sperm for up to 6 months, and can give birth to between 10 and 30 fry every 6 weeks. Guppy's can be sexed after around 5 weeks, males have a modified anal fin called the gonopodium.
They can live to anything from 1-2 years in perfect conditions.
Placing your Order
Please check the Availability (above the price) for estimated despatch timescale.
Once your order is placed we will contact you to complete a welfare check and arrange a delivery date.
Delivery will not occur until welfare checks are complete.
Delivery of live fish can only take place on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.
Please ensure you supply a valid contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Please note we are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes: AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE. Please contact us if unsure about delivery. See Shipping Information tab for full terms.
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