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Aplocheilichthys luxophthalmus (= Poropanchax luxophthalmus)
Datnioides microlepis

Poecilia reticulata Guppy Jamaica07.12.2009

The guppy is one of the most important ornamental fishes. Besides the numerous cultivated varieties the wild forms become more and more popular in the hobby. We offer several of these wild forms, one of the most beautiful is the so-called Jamaica-variety.

However, the fish are bred for us by professional breeders in Europe. In nature even these wild forms are very variable. When bred in captivity they become quickly quite uniform regarding coloration and figure. We mention this here to prevent the wrong idea that all guppys that live on Jamaica look like our fish.

The Jamaica guppy is a very tiny variety, males hardly become 3 cm long. It is real fun to watch these motley and lively fishes in the aquarium. They are completely undemanding and can be recommended even for totally unexperienced beginners.

For our customers: the guppy Jamaica has code 419032 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.

Lexikon: Poecilia: from ancient Greek, means "the colorful". reticulata: Latin, means "netted", referring to the dark borders of the scales in female guppys.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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