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Female Fancy Guppy


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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 1.5"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Top
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 5+ gallons, densely planted
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. These fascinating fish are livebearers who can rapidly reproduce in a community aquarium because they give birth to babies, rather than laying eggs. To aid in survival, provide hiding spaces for baby fish. Guppies are omnivores, which mean they eat both plan and animal matter, including small live foods and certain vegetables.

You will see your guppy swimming in the middle and at the top of your aquarium. To create a beautiful aquarium environment, be sure to add some bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Things to remember

Adding fish
Whether you're just starting your aquarium or introducing new fish to your tank, don't forget to add only 1-3 at a time.

Choose a vegetable-based flake or pellet food. Feed according to the directions on the packaging.

Specialty foods
Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. Always remember to thaw frozen foods before feeding.

Frequent feedings
For optimum health, feed your livebearers as much food as they will consume in 1-3 minutes, twice a day. You can alternate between regular staple diet feedings and 2-4 meals per week of a specialty food.

Livebearers should be kept in a large aquarium, with surface area being more important than depth. Minimum aquarium size should be 10 gallons. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish.

Decorate their aquarium with lots of live, bunch plants. Be sure to place them on the sides and back of the aquarium so they'll have enough space to swim in the center.

Livebearers need well-oxygenated water, but do not like forceful water motion.

Mollies require a small amount of salt in their aquarium. Add two teaspoons of aquarium salt per gallon of water This will not harm other types of fish living in the aquarium.

Fish compatibility
Livebearers can share their aquarium with other tropical community fish of similar size and temperament, as long as they share similar water requirements

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Female Fancy Guppy
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Female Fancy Guppy is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pet fish! I really recommend for beginner fish keepers. They breed like crazy I warn you, I started off with 3 guppies now I have around 100! They are great eaters and love to accept flake food. Right now I own over 200+ aquatic animals lol. I have over 20 fish tanks and counting. I'm an animal expert with over 300+ rescued pets
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minnie the Guppy! Minnie came to me with her buddy (a male fancy guppy) and 4 other tank mates. She lives a happy life in her 15 gallon aquarium. Shes a very giving fish and only eats what she needs to stay healthy and lets the others eat the rest of it. Shes very hardy and cute to watch! Guppy's are amazing fish i would completely recommend a guppy to any community tank! They need a clean environment, friends, AT LEAST 5 gallons and a healthy diet! Do your research on these little guys though!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THEM Guppies are hardy and great for all ages! They love heaters and i suggest you get one! They are cheap and i love them! -guppy breeder
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun beginner fish Before you go out and buy a male and female guppy, be sure you know what you're going to do with those babies! They will reproduce and often. Some stores will take them back to be resold for super cheap (more than feeder fish but less than what the regular fish are so your babies aren't going to be eaten) our local Petsmart is not one of those stores. Guppies are fun, easy and super hardy, even those hundreds of babies they have are hardy little guys. Awesome fish for kids and adults alike.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Them :) Just Bought Me 2 Female Guppies Yesterday For My Males & They Love The Tank & Are Doing Very Well. They Get Along Great With My Other Fish & Stay In Groups With My Other Guppies. Great Fish :)
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Guppies hardy, breed like crazy, very peaceful,cute,fun to watch , good for beginners,I have my guppy Aurora.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute I love these guys. They are so tiny and cute. I only have so far because I did not have anywhere to put these. I wanted to get some ghost shrimp to add to me betta fish tank, but the petsmart that I went to ran out of them and I came home with a guppy. My guppy is really shy and the main reason is because they are school fish and need at least 5. Of course I only have one currently but I am going to first buy. 50-60 gallln tank and then buy about 7 more. I will also get about 5 tetras and a few ghost shrimps to help me clean the algae and clean the tank.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not too great..... I have bought these fish many times and every time had the same result. They die after about 2-4 days, and usually have babies within that time. They are pretty and very energetic until day 3 then they usually die. Not worth $2.50.
Date published: 2017-02-02
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Do you have any Endler guppies?

Asked by: Jewelsdj
Call your local store for details
Answered by: pj768757656
Date published: 2018-09-19

About how long do these fish last? Also, if I place another breed of fish of the opposite gender, can they still have babies?

Asked by: MollyEvans
These fish last for 2-4 year's and will only breed with other guppies.
Answered by: Nokk
Date published: 2018-09-05

are they carnivores? and do they lay babies?

Asked by: soccermalachi07
Omnivores. They will and need to eat both plant based and meat based foods. Most staple foods have both whether flakes or pellets.
Answered by: Djinn
Date published: 2018-08-29

It says they need salt, do they really?

Asked by: Joe Brown
Guppies and Mollies BOTH require a little salt in the water. Only use aquarium salt, NOT table salt like some people will try to tell you. You can use less than the recommended amount however, try 2-3 teaspoons for 10gallons. If their fins get ratty however, do more frequent water changes and double the salt.
Answered by: Djinn
Date published: 2018-09-05

can you put them with goldfish

Asked by: DeeDe
NO. Guppies need warm water, about 72-80 degrees F, and Goldfish need cold water. (60-68 maybe, do not remember exactly.
Answered by: Djinn
Date published: 2018-09-05

Can I put 3 in my 10 gallon? Got 5 little neon tetras in there already

Asked by: Tetra859
Yeah but it is recommended to put 1 male with 2 females because they are livebearers. If you only put 1 male and 1 female, the female will be constantly harassed
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2018-09-05

Can this fish be with other types of fish 

Asked by: Pet lovers
Yeah but not really big ones because they can eat guppies if it fits in its mouth
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2018-09-05

are they aways pregent? and how do u clean a cage with babies in it

Asked by: bsoll
They arent always pregnant only if they mate. And you can buy breeders to keep the babies in until they are big enough to be in with the other fish. Just scoop them out and put them in a bowl if their tank needs cleaned. And I just feed my babies flake food crushed super tiny
Answered by: aquaturtle75
Date published: 2018-09-05
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