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Guppy

The Guppy, also known as the “millionfish,” is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish in the world. It is native to eastern South America (Venezuela Guyana, Brazil) and several adjacent island groups (Barbados, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands). Wild fish… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations appear to be stable

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Invasive in many regions
  • Negative effects on native species in some locations

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Relatively easy to maintain with understanding of required husbandry

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Carriers of parasites that are harmful to humans and fish

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