Albino Koi Guppy Information
The Albino Koi guppy (poecilia reticulata var Albino Koi) is one of the most beautiful and easy to keep fish of all time.
The male Albino Koi Guppy features an exciting red-orange coloration on the face, dorsal fin, and tail fin. This fresh, exciting coloration makes the Albino Koi Guppy stand out and is relished by guppy enthusiasts and any freshwater aquarium hobbyist interested in unusual and distinct fish. All of our guppy strains are home bred and at least 3rd generation from imports. The Albino Koi Guppy is one of many unique varieties of the Poecilia reticulata guppy. These strains are all developed through years of careful, selective breeding. Guppies are typically known for their vibrant coloration.
A great tropical fish for freshwater aquarium fish beginners, the Albino Koi Guppy is a very hardy tropical fish that is also a very prolific breeder. The male Albino Koi guppy is easy to distinguish from the female Albino Koi guppy because the male is usually more colorful with extremely colorful and large caudal fins (tails). The female is usually larger, thicker bodied, with less color and a smaller cuadal fin (tail).
Albino Koi Guppy Breeding
Albino Koi Guppies are livebearers which means that the guppy fry are free swimming at birth. At each birth, the female Albino Koi guppy can have anywhere between 4 - 60+ fry. If left in a community tank, the Albino Koi guppy fry will be quickly eaten if not secured in a breeding net, breeder's box, or aquatic plants. Sadly, even the guppy parents will partake in the baby guppy feast.
Please be responsible and have a plan for what to do with the Albino Koi guppy fry. If you're not interested in breeding them they should do just fine when kept as all males or all females. Mix the sexes and you will most likely have babies. If knowing that the larger fish in the tank are having a feast (as they would in the wild) on the baby guppies bothers you then only keep all males or all females. You may sometimes see some aggression amongst the males but nothing too out of hand.
Also, keep in mind that female guppies can be pregnant when you buy them. Look for the gravid spot by the anal vent or a bulging in the belly area.
Albino Koi Guppy Tank Requirements
The Albino Koi guppy requires an aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size. It is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament. Though the Albino Koi 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. This hardy and energetic fish makes an excellent fish for beginning hobbyists.
Albino Koi 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 pulverized flakes.
Albino Koi Guppy Food
The Albino Koi guppy is an omnivore and requires 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.
Fancy Guppies will accept most fish food including vitamin enriched flakes, frozen, freeze-dried, and live foods. Try to give them a variety of foods for optimum health and coloration. Feeding them live or frozen foods every once in a while should do wonders for their activity levels and general well being.
Albino Koi Guppy Water Temperature
Albino Koi Guppies are hardy and can withstand a wide temperature range from 66F - 84F (19C - 29C). However, these guppies will do best in a 72f-78f range and the temperature can be increased to facilitate breeding and increased growth speed.
Albino Koi Guppy Difficulty
Guppies are good for freshwater beginners when you have only one sex. This fish will breed easily in your tank if you plan on keeping males and females in the same tank.
Guppy Temperament / Behavior
This is a peaceful and hardy fish that is good for beginners.
Best Plants for Albino Koi Guppies
We highly recommend pearl weed for its ability to provide cover and break line of sight. Pearl weed provides excellent cover for fry and their food in the form of biofilm as well. Taiwan lilies are a great addition to any tank with guppies. The guppies will use the leaves as hammocks and sleep in them at night. Really any aquatic plant that provides lots of cover and biofilm for fry will be a fantastic addition to your aquarium.
Suggested Albino Koi Guppy Tank Mates
We have had great success keeping our breeding guppies in community tanks with Corydoras, Neocaridina Shrimp, and Bristlenose Pleco.
Albino Koi Guppy Quick Care Guide
Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata var Albino Koi
Common Names: Guppy, Fancy Tail Guppy, Millions Fish, Rainbow Fish
Color: Red, Orange, White, Light-Yellow
Guppy Care Level: Easy, good for freshwater beginners when you have only one sex. This fish will breed easily in your tank if you plan on keeping males and females in the same tank.
Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
pH: 7 - 8
Temperature : 66°F - 84°F (19°C - 29°C)
Water Hardness: 10° to 20° dH,
Guppy Lifespan : 1 - 2 years
Guppy Temperament / Behavior: This is a peaceful and hardy fish that is good for beginners.
Tank Size: 10 gallons or larger.
Guppy Compatible Tank Mates: Many, given their peaceful nature.
Diet / Fish Food: Give your Guppy flakes, freeze-dried and live foods. Vary their diet for optimum colors and health.
Tank Region: Middle to top
Gender: Easy to determine. The male will have the larger, more colorful tails.