Guppy info - Brief Guppy history
Guppies - These fishes were originally found in the
South American and Caribbean countries such as,Brazil,
Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.
In the 19th century, the tropical fish we now know as
guppy was named in honor of R.J.L. Guppy, a biologist
from the Caribbean island Trinidad who first presented
specimens of the fish to the British Museum in London.
Since then these freshwater tropical fishes has been
stuck with the name guppy.
Although these fishes are known to the world as simply
guppy, their scientific name is "Poecilia reticulatus".
Other Common Names : Million fish - because of
its very high capacity of reproduction (breeding guppy ).
: Rainbow fish - due to the
massive variety of spectacular colour patterns on
these fishes. (They are also call fancy guppy)