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The Mosaic Orange-Blue Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is a stunning and lively freshwater fish, cherished for its vibrant colors and dynamic patterns. Here are the key details about this captivating fish:

 

Average Size: Typically grows to around 1.5-2 inches (3.8-5 cm) in length.

 

Lifespan: Can live up to 2-3 years with proper care.

 

Characteristics:

  • Exhibits a mesmerizing mix of orange and blue hues with intricate mosaic patterns on the body and tail.
  • Features a sleek, streamlined body with a fan-shaped, flowing tail.
  • Known for its lively swimming and playful behavior, adding vibrancy to any aquarium.

 

Habitat:

  • Native to the warm, slow-moving waters of northeastern South America.

 

Behavior:

  • Peaceful and social, best kept in groups of five or more.
  • Prefers swimming in the middle and upper levels of the tank.

 

Tank Size:

  • Requires a tank of at least 10 gallons, with larger tanks recommended for groups.

 

Care Level:

  • Easy. Hardy and adaptable, suitable for both beginner and experienced hobbyists.

 

Diet:

  • Omnivorous. Enjoys a varied diet of high-quality flakes or micro pellets, supplemented with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

 

Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.8-7.8
  • Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • Hardness: 10-20 dGH

 

Note:

  • Provide plenty of plants and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat and offer security.
  • Ensure stable water conditions and avoid sudden changes in water parameters.
  • Regular water changes and good filtration are essential to maintain water quality and prevent disease.

 

Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values or specific care requirements, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Mosaic Orange-Blue Guppy

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