The Koi Platinum Guppy is one of the many unique varieties of Poecilia reticulata guppy developed through years of careful selective breeding.
In Australia, we had the privilege to bring these into the country in April 2021. Crossed between the Koi Albino Guppy and the Platinum Guppy and selectively bred we find that the variation has been a very nice addition.
The Guppies require an aquarium of at least 60 Litres in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tank mates of similar temperament. Though the Guppy is a hardy fish tolerant of small changes in water parameters, care should be taken to keep water temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check.
Guppies are relatively easy to breed even for the beginning aquarists. If you are interested in breeding guppies, the ideal aquarium should have a covering of floating plants and a breeding box to protect the fry. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food, and pulverised flakes.
Guppies are an omnivore and require both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.
You have the option between a male and a female. The first photo is taken from Tokopedia and the second photo it of our stock.
Species – Poecilia Reticulata
Common Name – Tuxedo Koi
Origin – South America, particularly in countries such as Brazil, Barbados, and Guyana.
Diet – Omnivorous
PH Range – 6.8 – 7.8
Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 22°c – 28°c
Breed Type – Livebearer
Current Size – approximately 3.5cm (Grows up to approximately 4-6cm)