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Purple Dumbo Ear Guppy

Purple Dumbo Ear Guppy

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The Purple Dumbo Ear Guppy is a selectively bred variation of the common guppy (Poecilia reticulata). This specific strain of guppy is known for its vibrant purple coloration and the unique feature of "dumbo" or oversized pectoral fins.

The term "dumbo" refers to the enlarged and rounded shape of the guppy's pectoral fins, resembling the ears of a fictional character called Dumbo the Elephant. This trait is a result of selective breeding for larger and more prominent pectoral fins.

In the case of the Purple Dumbo Ear Guppy, the main distinguishing feature is its deep purple coloration. The intensity of the purple hue can vary depending on the individual fish and the specific breeding lines. Some Purple Dumbo Ear Guppies may display a solid purple color, while others may have additional patterns or markings.

Like other guppies, the Purple Dumbo Ear Guppies are relatively small and peaceful fish, making them popular choices for community aquariums. They are generally hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for both beginner and experienced fishkeepers.

In terms of care, Purple Dumbo Ear Guppies have similar requirements to other guppies. They prefer a well-maintained aquarium with a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C), a pH level of 6.5-8.0, and moderate water hardness. Providing a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flakes, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods will help keep them healthy and vibrant.

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