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Endler's Livebearer (Poecilia wingei)

Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) a.k.a. Endler’s Guppy

The Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) is believed to be endemic to two coastal lagoons in northeast Venezuela but was originally discovered by Franklyn F. Bond in 1937 and later rediscovered by Professor John A. Endler in Laguna de Patos, Cumana. Laguna de Patos was originally a brackish water lake that was cut off from the […]

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Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)

Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)

The Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)  is a highly sought after, brackish water guppy species known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Swamp Guppy, Painted Guppy, or Barrigudinho Guppy.  They are distributed throughout Central and South America, from Trinidad to the Amazon River Delta countries of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyuana, and Trinidad Tobago. Scarlet Livebearers […]

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Fancy Guppy

The Fancy Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

The Fancy Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the rainbowfish, missionary fish, millionfish, or mosquito fish.   Although it is widely distributed throughout the world and is arguably one of the most popular freshwater fish of all time, it’s natural range is in northeast South America The Common Guppy (Poecilia […]

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Guppy Types

The “Un” Common Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

The common Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), is also known as the millionfish, mosquito fish, or rainbow fish by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts.  They are a highly adaptable species that can survive and even thrive in environments that many other tropical fish species would be unable to tolerate. Although the natural range of Poecilia reticulata is in […]

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