Overview: Beautiful, exotic, and extravagant, Platinum Mosaic Dumbo (Big Ear) Guppy is one of the best to give a vivid look to your aquarium. Guppies are popularly known as million fish and rainbow fish as they feature vibrant colors on their skin. Red panda guppy has energetic red color, which makes the tank look lively. Male guppies are smaller in size than female guppies. They can easily adapt to any environment or ecological condition. Guppies are one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish that are preferred by every aquarist to make the tank look bubbly and energetic.
Distribution and Habitat: The reason why guppies are very popular among the aquarists is their wider adaptability. They are found and can survive well in wide extremities like from small pools and streams to big rivers and huge water bodies. They dwell from places like The Netherlands, Antibes, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Brazil, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the U.S Virgin Islands, and Venezuela. The easy to care and maintenance and wider adaptability is the reason why guppies are popular in different parts of the world as one of the best pet for the aquarium.
Temperature: Red panda guppies can flourish under the temperature range of 25.5 and 27.8 degree Celsius (78 and 82 degree F). It is important to maintain the desired level of temperature for keeping the fish happily swirl around the tank.
Water Condition: Tropical in nature, the red panda guppies, are low demanding and easy to care. The salinity equivalent to one tablespoon of salt per 19 L is ideal for them to thrive well and maintain the bright red color. From tropical marine tanks to freshwater tanks, red panda guppy can easily survive and can resist the level of salinity up to 150% that of normal seawater.
Breeding: Under ideal water temperature breeding, the red panda guppies is not a matter of concern. They can breed in both freshwater and marine water aquariums. The temperature between 22.2-26.1 degree Celsius is perfect for the fish to breed and reproduce.
Feeding: You can feed a variety of fish food to the red panda guppies. They can munch from live foods to some of the home foods as well. Baby brine shrimp, micro worms, daphnia, infusoria, and vinegar eels are some of the common live foods which you can give. It is highly important to feed the fish well; otherwise, they may attack their younger ones. Among the home food, an egg yolk is an option. Other than these, liquid fish food and ground flake are also good to go.
Lifespan: Red panda guppies have a lifespan of around two years, which may vary in different species considerably. They have a long reproductive lifespan as well. Females start reproducing from their 10-20th week and continue till 20-34 months of survival. Males mature in 7 months.
Did You Know?
Guppies accidentally were once meant to use as mosquito control. They were expected to eat mosquito larvae and help to control malaria.