Phantom Black Guppy
The Black Phantom Guppy, also known as the Half Black Guppy or simply Fancy Guppy, is one of the many unique variety of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful selective breeding. The Black Phatom Guppy features a half black and white body.
The Black Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 60 Litres in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Black Guppy is a hardy fish tolerant of small changes in water parameters, care should be taken to keep water temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check. The Black Guppy makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists as it is a hardy and energetic fish that is easy to keep in the freshwater community aquarium.
Guppies are relatively easy to breed even for the beginning aquarists. If you are interested in breeding guppies, the ideal aquarium should have a covering of floating plants 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 Black 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.
- Species – Poecilia Reticulata (black)
- Common Name – Black Phantom Guppy, Half Black Guppy
- Origin – South America, particularly in countries such as Brazil, Barbados, and Guyana.
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 6.8 – 7.8
- Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 22°c – 28°c
- Breed Type – Livebearer
- Current Size – approximately 3.5cm (Grows up to approximately 4-6cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed