The Red Flamingo Guppy is one of many unique varieties of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful, selective breeding. This brightly-colored fish features a flamboyant orange-red coloration similar to its avian namesake. This alluring red guppy is one of the preferred color varieties among beginning hobbyists and breeders alike. The Red Flamingo Guppy also sports a white belly which adds interest and contrast against the red/orange body color. The Red Flamingo Guppy is sure to make an exciting addition to any freshwater community aquarium in need of color and activity.
The Red Flamingo Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Red Flamingo 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. This hardy and energetic fish makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists.
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 Red Flamingo 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.