Blue Moscow Guppies - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Blue Moscow Guppies

Country of Origin: 🇱🇰Sri Lanka
Regular price $5.00
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Gender

Blue Moscow Guppy

Background Information

The Blue Moscow Guppy, scientifically known as Poecilia reticulata, is one of the most striking varieties available, displaying bright blue metallic sheen coloration with long and elegant anal tails. Females are generally larger than males and have duller colors. Female specimens are rare and, consequently, more expensive.

This breed originated in Russia in the ’70s and 80s, with people smuggling them into the US in the ’80s. Their bright blue coloration with elegant, long tails make them famous, even cult, aquarium choices.

Guppies thrive in groups, and you should keep them in a male/female pair at a minimum. They are not afraid to jump, so always keep them in an aquarium with a lid or canopy.

They do not eat plant life in the fish tank and are generally safe and peaceful with other species, as long as they do not nip at the Guppy's long tail. This species has a typical lifespan of 3 years and can grow to 1.5-2 inches in length. They are prolific livebearers and can tolerate a wide temperature range, happily living at room temperature in most houses.

Tankmates

Blue Moscow Guppies have a calm disposition with fish and live well with peaceful invertebrates. They are excellent at inhabiting the top of the aquarium; therefore, they pair well with similar-sized, non-aggressive fish species that thrive on a similar diet.

Ideal specimens to pair with the Blue Moscow Guppy include Platy, Swordtail, Gourami, Beta, and Rasbora Fish. Adult dwarf shrimp and other larger peaceful invertebrates are also excellent tankmates but do not pair guppies with shrimp fry as they may view these shrimp as food.

Feeds and Feeding

The Blue Moscow Guppy is an omnivore and not a picky eater. It will thrive on meaty foods and algae-based foods. High-quality fish pellets, flake food, and freeze-dried/frozen bloodworms or tubifex are adequate for this fish species.

FAQ

Can you crossbreed guppies with mollies?

Yes, you can breed guppies with mollies. However, you should only mate guppy males with molly females. Also, don’t keep male and female specimens of guppies and mollies in the same fish tank as they will not crossbreed.

What is the rarest Guppy?

The rarest Guppy is a Japanese strain known as the blue variegated cobra or galaxy blue glass guppy. It has tremendous potential, excellent form, and exceptional finnage. Another rare Guppy, the Dwarf Blue Panda, is now more readily available but is still challenging to obtain.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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