Swamp Guppy (Micropoecilia picta)

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Swamp Guppy

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Swamp Guppy

Micropoecilia picta

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-3 cm (1-1.2")


1 - 1.010


7.5 - 8.2

26 -28 °C (78.8-82.4°F)

20-40 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Swamp Guppy, Scarlet Livebearer

Additional scientific names

Poecilia picta

Origin[edit | edit source]

Central and South America: Trinidad to the Amazon River delta.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a gonopodium.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

In the wild this fish inhabits mildly brackish water in canals and drainage ditches at the edges of swamps, but does venture far inland. In aquaria it is best kept in brackish conditions.

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