With a stunning tail shape, guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are the most popular freshwater ornamental fish in the world. Besides being beautiful, this little fish also has a unique fact that is a pity to miss, lo.

Inventor's Real Name

Behind the cute name, it turns out that the name guppy actually comes from the original name of the inventor. He is Mr. Robert John Lechmere Guppy. This fish which is also called suwadakar fish, is a fish native to Central and South America.

Guppies spread in the islands of Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Antilles and several other islands. Even so, guppies are not scattered in Antarctica, you know. Guppy fish entered Indonesia around the 1920s and live in open waters.

Thin and Translucent

Because it has very thin and translucent skin, when a female fish is pregnant with her child, you can see the baby guppy's eyes in her stomach. Wow… unique, huh!

In one birth, the average guppy mother gives birth to 100 children. Even so, there are also those who gave birth to up to 200 children. Just imagine, at the age of 3 months, guppies can breed quickly and easily. So this guppy fish is often referred to as the millionfish. It's amazing, my friends.

Must be Separated

Who would have thought, behind its sweet and cute shape, it turns out that the mother guppy fish can be a threat to her own children. Usually to prevent overcrowding of habitats, naturally the mother guppy fish will give birth to guppy children.

For this reason, guppy fish owners usually rush to move the guppy chicks to another place. The goal is that the guppy children can grow and big like other guppy fish.

Maximum Life For 5 Years

Most guppies can only live between 1 to 2 years. However, some can live up to 5 years. Of course with a note, namely there are no predatory animals in the vicinity.

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