This exquisitely beautiful guppy variety is an excellent fish for the nano, community, and planted aquarium, and it is nearly unrivaled in its vivid coloration!
The Full Platinum Albino Guppy (Poecilia reticulata var. “Full Platinum Albino”) is a relatively newer color strain of the classic guppy that has only recently become available. This guppy boasts a vivid, solid white coloration that is highlighted with iridescent blue, pink, and yellow. Females are less colorful, but females of this variety are much more colorful than other varieties. This fish 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 Full Platinum Albino 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.
This fish is rarely available, so don’t wait too long to order if we have it in stock!
What We Like About This Fish:
Beautiful overall white coloration and elegant appearance
Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
Hardy and adaptable
Excellent for inhibiting 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
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)