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Lyretail Delta Guppy


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15445 NE 24th Street
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product highlights

  • 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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Lyretail Delta Guppy
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Lyretail Delta Guppy is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Guppy Ever! I had bought this guppy to breed with my blue female tuxedo guppy. I was interested in seeing the fry outcome and what traits they would have from each parent. After a month of waiting, my female had finally given birth to about 6 fry. Then 6 months later the fry had finally gotten their colors and WOW! These guppies had all sorts of different colors! I'm still currently waiting for them to grow in their tail shapes, but over all I recommend this strain of guppy to breed with. Great color and fantastic tail shape:) P.S- Breeding is not all that hard and is very fun!
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I actually ended up with a male one that they don't list on here. He was in the tank with the lyretails, but he's actually yellow and silver with leopard print covering his whole body. I call him Rio. Anyway, he's in a 15 gallon w/ three other females: Eclipse, Firefly and Sunset. He breeds w/ them like crazy, even though there already pregnant. I have three 1-2.5 gallon bowls set up for the babies. But anyway, he's a great fish. He eats like he's supposed to, still has bright color, etc. Anyone who says there an awful fish is wrong, especially because they can live in 1 gallon tanks. They aren't messy so a filter isn't required and they don't really need a heater unless you live in a really cold area. They do breed a lot, but my females haven't given birth yet. But I'm excited for it! Please get these fish, and all the other guppies PetSmart offers.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lyre Tail Guppies Are Special Little Fish Lyre tail guppies are absolutely adorable little fish, fluttery & beautiful. Aside from their external beauty, their behavior can be surprisingly interesting. They can be as playful, friendly & intelligent as miniature dolphins. I have 3 of these in a 50 gallon tank with a variety of other fish from angelfish to golden dojo loaches. I also have 2 silver hatchet fish in that aquarium & once I added them, my little lyre tail guppy welcome team took to them, adopting them as friends almost immediately. One day one of the silver hatchet fish was a little confused as to how to get itself out of a particular corner of the tank & was potentially trapped due to the position of an internal filter. One of the little lyre tail guppies stayed right near him, deliberately attempting to repeatedly lure him upward past the filter & then backwards away from the corner. It was truly an amazing site to see how persistent & intelligent this tiny fish was, in helping his friend. My lyre tail guppies do enjoy playing near any filter output &/or bubbling water, & also love when I add water to the tank. They're experts at dealing with escaping tight corners & water currents, & quite obviously are good teachers of this as well. My silver hatchet fish are doing just fine & are now also learning to love moving bubbling waters, thanks to their lyre tail guppy friends.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colored fish I like guppies, and they are easy to take care of and I like the color he adds to the tank. I have 3 other guppies, and 4 neon tetras. I would definitely recommend this to an addition to anyone's fresh water tank. Great type of beginner fish. I am probably not going to go past hardy beginner fish, I like simple.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE them i got mine a couple years ago. they dont last very long onless you breed them. they are live bearers and produce live young {fry}. i have 12 young ones right now. if males and females are in the same tank THEY WILL REPRODUCE. i love them and they are a nice price!!!
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dose not last long but is Peaceful My brother had a LyreTail and he only had it for a couple of months he had a 20 gallon... He had a few cichlids that nipped at it but the Lyretail was very peaceful and calm i recommend this fish for beginners or any fish owner!
Date published: 2015-06-23
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When buying online can you request female lyretail guppies instead of males?

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