24K Gold Ribbon Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
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!
What We Like About This Guppy:
- Beautiful flowing fins
- Rare color morph
- Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
- Hardy and adaptable
- Excellent for inhabiting the top of the aquarium
24K Gold Ribbon Guppy Overview:
- 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
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
The 24k Gold Ribbon Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is a unique strain of the classic guppy that has only very recently become available. This guppy boasts a deep gold/yellow color with long, flowing fins. The 24k Gold Ribbon Guppy also has a beautiful, large tail. As with other guppies, females are less colorful, but females of this variety still look great. 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. Due to the extended gonopodium on the males, they are unable to breed. Therefore, non-ribbon males must breed with a ribbon female to pass along the ribbon gene.
Ribbon Guppy Care Guidelines:
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 24k Gold Ribbon 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.