Green Cobra Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), Bredby: Aquatic Arts
This magnificent guppy will brighten your day! Bright green coloration and a cobra pattern make this guppy a stand out in any aquarium. We are proud to offer specimens bred in house at Aquatic Arts!
The Green Cobra Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is a very striking guppy variety that has cobra-pattern multicoloration. Males display this color across the entire body and all fins, but females are also exceptionally colorful!
We feed them a mix of flake foods as well as live daphnia! Try our live daphnia cultures today!
Also give our microworm cultures a try to provide a wonderful live food source for endler and guppy fry!
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 small to large groups.
While not a picky eater, the Green Cobra Guppy will thrive and remain very colorful on a varied diet of meaty foods supplemented with foods high in spirulina or other nutritious vegetable content. High-quality flake food, pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried foods will all be readily accepted.
- Highly unique coloration
- Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
- Hardy and adaptable
- Excellent for inhabiting the top of the aquarium
- Temperature: 64° - 82° F (18° - 27.7° C)
- pH: 5.5 - 8.0
- KH: 10 - 30 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
- Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept high quality dry and frozen foods
- Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling
- Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Northern South America
- Average adult size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
- Average purchase size: 1/2 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)