Guppy - Pukhareva Ulyana
Guppies (Latin Poecilia reticulata) are freshwater, viviparous fish. Guppies have a pronounced sexual dimorphism – males and females differ in size, shape and color:
The size of males is 1.5-4.5 cm; Pedigree animals often with long fins; The color is bright. Males have a specialized organ – gonopodia – anal fin of phallic form.
The size of females is 2.8-7 cm; With an enlarged abdomen, in the anal area of which is visible caviar; Fins are always proportionally smaller than in males; The females from natural habitats and many breeds are gray with a pronounced rhombic grid of scales, for which the species got its name: reticulum from lat. – A grid, a reticulum.
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