Panda guppy fish


Panda guppy is One of the most popular fish for aquarists across the world, Guppies come in a wide variety of colors and are easily adaptable to a long variety of water parameters. Ideal fish for beginners and great community tank mates. Note that they might not fit great with fin nippers due to their long tail.

The colourful guppy can add excitement to any size of community aquarium. A wide variety of stunning colour strains have been developed through selective breeding programs to provide the aquarist with a huge selection to choose from.


  • Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata
  • Family: Poecilidae
  • Origin: Tank raised


  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 4-6 years
  • Water Conditions: 74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
  • Maximum Size: 1″
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

The guppy with live happily with other fish but their long flowing fins can often prove too tempting for some Tetras and pretty much all Barbs. ‘Guppy only tanks’ should not be dismissed as they can be truly stunning.

Being live bearers, it is very common to get up in the morning and find a new generation has been born overnight.

Guppies have a wide temperature range and will happily live at room temperature in most houses.

Species – Panda Guppy – Poecilia Reticulata

Current Size – 2cm

Adult Length – 5cm

Temperature Range – 16 – 28°C

pH Range – 7.0 – 8.5

Special Requirements – No real special requirements apart from choosing their tank mates wisely.  If they constantly have their tails nipped, they will not thrive.

Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Not suitable for a general community due to their small size and should be kept alone if breeding is to be attempted.  Good tankmates are other small peaceful species such as dwarf corydoras, small rainbowfish such as Iratherina werneri or Pseudomugil sp. and peaceful tetras.  While males are peaceful towards one another, females may act quite territorially and so several should be kept in order to disperse potential bullying. Choose tanks mates wisely. Anything that is tempted to nip fins, will nip guppies! – Cardinal Tetra, Female Fighters (not males!), White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Rummy Nose Tetra, Harlequins, Corydoras, Dwarf Gourami,  to name a few.


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