Ten fun facts about Guppies


Fact 1
The guppy is also known as the millionfish.

Fact 2
Robert John Lechmere Guppy discovered this tiny fish in Trinidad in 1866.

Fact 3
Guppies are native to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, Guyana, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.


Fact 4
They are omnivores.

Fact 5
Guppies have many predators in their natural habitats such as larger fish and birds.

Fact 6
Guppies are highly prolific livebearers. The gestation period of a guppy is 2130 days, with an average of 28 days, varying according to water temperature.

Fact 7
Guppies have been selectively bred to produce a variety of colors and patterns.

Fact 8
Guppies have 23 pairs of chromosomes, including one pair of sex chromosomes, the same amount as humans.

Fact 9
Guppies can live up to five years old, but it is most common for them to live from one to three years old.

Fact 10
No two guppies are exactly alike.


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