Orange Sunshine Guppy



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The Orange Sunshine Guppy is one of many color variations of Poecilia reticulata guppy. The hardiness of these fish as well as the fact that it matures quickly, makes it an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists. The male Orange Sunshine Guppy has a green to blue body with a brilliant orange delta tail.

The Orange Sunshine Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank. Other peaceful fish would make good tank mates.

The females in this pair are of an assorted variety; however, you can differentiate the males and females easily. The males are smaller in size, have brighter coloration, along with a bigger tail fin, and pointed anal fin. The females are larger in size with a duller coloration, have a rounded anal fin, as well as a pregnancy patch on the lower portion of the body. Ideally, the environment should have a covering of floating ferns and a breeding box to protect the fry. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food and pulverized flakes.

The Orange Sunshine Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.


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Alexis February 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm

This is a very nice type of fish for a beginner but the tank size is a bit too big, I own two tanks both too small for these cute sweeties. But if I had a bigger tank I would totally consider them because of their color and level of care.

Katelyn May 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I have 1 one these beautiful beuties they are very fun to have. Mine goes down to the log and bounces off of it lollollol I crack up so bad. But they are very easy to keep they do breed really fast though so be careful!!!

Alan Xavier Silva May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Friend! only Brazil and would like to know how to get a fish that? email: alancampari@yahoo.com.br

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