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Harlequin Poison Frog

Harlequin Poison Frog

Guppy

Guppy

Guppy

Guppy

Facts

LatinPoecilia reticulata
Size6 cm
FoodInsects
HabitatSmall streams
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNortheastern South America
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Million fish

Guppies are small fish with beautiful colours. It is a popular aquarium fish because it is easy to care for and spawns easily. In fact, the guppy spawns so many offspring that it is also known as the 'million fish'. The most well-known guppies are the molly, the swordtail and the platy.

Cyprinid with teeth

A guppy gives birth to her offspring and is a cyprinid with teeth. This differentiates the guppy from other cyprinids that lay eggs and do not have teeth.

Pregnant fish

The male's anal fin becomes a small, movable tube that the male inserts into the female when it is time for the eggs to be fertilised. When the offspring are born, they are so large in size that they can take care of themselves.

Beautifully coloured fish

Guppies come in many shapes and colours in nature. In captivity, guppies have been bred to have even more colours and variations


Endangered species

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