Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts

Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts

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This uniquely beautiful guppy variety is an excellent fish for the nano, community, and planted aquarium! We are proud to offer specimens bred in house at Aquatic Arts!

The Black Saddle Guppy (Poecilia reticulatvar. "Black Saddle Guppy") is a rarely seen color strain of the classic guppy that has only very recently become available. This guppy boasts a black stripe across its body complimented with a pearlescent silver/blue color. The Black Saddle Guppy also has a beautiful tail pattern and slightly gold stomach. As with other guppies, females are less colorful, but females of this variety still have a great tail pattern. It also has a long, flowing tail and dorsal fin that add to its extremely elegant appearance.  This is a truly striking, beautiful fish that could be the centerpiece of any aquarium. Females of this variety are very rare and, when available, typically command a very high price.

Guppies typically occupy the top level of the water column, although they can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. They are also not afraid to jump, so they must be kept in an aquarium with either a lid/hood/canopy or at least a significantly lowered water level. They will not eat or bother plants. They are safe with other peaceful fish as long as the other fish are not known to nip at the long tail of the guppy. Adult dwarf shrimp are generally safe as well, but guppies may eat shrimp fry. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates.  Guppies are best kept in groups.

While not a picky eater, the Black Saddle Guppy will thrive and remain very colorful on a varied diet of meaty foods with supplementation of some nutritious plant matter.  High-quality flake food, pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried foods will all be readily accepted.  


What We Like About This Fish:
  • Beautiful contrasting coloration
  • Rare color morph
  • Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
  • Hardy and adaptable
  • Excellent for inhabiting the top of the aquarium
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS: 
  • Temperature:  64° - 82° F (18° - 27.7° C)
  • pH:  5.5 - 8.0
  • KH:  10 - 30 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  10 gallons
CARE GUIDELINES:
  • Diet:  Omnivorous.  Will easily accept high quality dry and frozen foods
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
  • Origin:  Tank-bred, but indigenous to Northern South America
  • Average adult size:  2.5 inches (6.3 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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