Experienced aquarists note that guppies have a clear "sexual dimorphism", i.e. they have a very easy to distinguish males from females. Indeed, "girls" and "boys" guppy is not similar in form or color or size.
Length of female guppies from 2.8 to 7 cm Is gray fish with a rounded belly and small fins. Females guppies immediately catches the eye with clear rhombic mesh scales.
The length of the male guppy is 1.5 to 4 cm of fine, thin fish with a special organ - gonopodia elongated anal fin). Unlike females, males guppies – bright, multi-colored, often with long colorful fins of different shapes. It is for the tail, you can determine the type of guppy. There are more than a dozen decorative forms and about ten types of painting. The combination of the type of "physique" and color is obtained over hundreds of combinations. Popular vienojoties guppies. Vienojoties guppies can be obraznymi (tail – like isosceles triangle) and angled (the angles of a triangle tail from 30 to 50 degrees). Also males guppies can be vualehvostki (skirted), liraglutide, blogohosting, lopatochnoyi, capehorny, iglokozhie and type "top sword" and "dual sword"
Guppies live up to four years. If the males be kept separate from females, only occasionally sitting down, it will accelerate their growth and maintain beautiful fins (at a constant rate with females the males are often fighting, fighting for their attention).
In the aquarium guppies swim everywhere, but often keep in the upper water layer and can even jump out of it, so the aquarium is better to close. Guppies get along well with other fish. Purebred guppies better to keep a large "pack" in an aquarium of at least 40 cm in length. The volume of the aquarium is chosen at the rate of 1 liter for each males and 2 liters per female.