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Dumbo Red Guppies are a charming variant of guppies, notable for their unique and distinctive large, "elephant ear"-like pectoral fins (resembling Dumbo the elephant's ears) and vibrant red coloration. Here are some specific details about them:

### Appearance
- **Color**: Predominantly red throughout their body and fins.
- **Dumbo Ears**: The most distinctive feature is their large, pectoral fins that resemble elephant ears, which are typically larger and more prominent in males.
- **Size**: Males generally grow to about 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm), while females can reach up to 2.4 inches (6 cm).

### Habitat
- **Water Temperature**: Prefer temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C).
- **pH Level**: Thrive in a pH range of 6.8 to 7.8.
- **Hardness**: Do well in moderately hard water conditions.

### Diet
- **Omnivorous**: Accept a variety of foods including high-quality flake food, pellets, live or frozen foods (such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms), and vegetable matter.
- **Supplementary Food**: Can be fed blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini for additional nutrition.

### Breeding
- **Ease of Breeding**: Like other guppies, Dumbo Red Guppies are livebearers and breed easily in captivity.
- **Mating**: Females give birth to live fry approximately every 30 days.
- **Fry Care**: Fry can typically remain in the main tank if there are sufficient hiding places, but separating them into a breeding tank can reduce predation risks.

### Tank Mates
- **Compatibility**: Best kept with other peaceful fish species like tetras, mollies, and other guppies.
- **Behavior**: Generally peaceful but males can sometimes display aggression towards each other, especially in overcrowded conditions.

### Tank Setup
- **Plants and Hiding Places**: Benefit from a well-planted tank with plenty of hiding spots, as well as open swimming areas for their active nature.
- **Tank Size**: A minimum of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of guppies, providing adequate space for their activity and growth.
- **Filtration**: Ensure good filtration to maintain water quality, as they are sensitive to poor water conditions.

### Maintenance
- **Water Changes**: Regular water changes (about 25% weekly) are crucial to keep the water clean and maintain optimal health.
- **Health Monitoring**: Regularly observe for signs of disease or stress, such as fin rot or unusual behavior.

Dumbo Red Guppies are a captivating and lively addition to any community aquarium. Their unique appearance and active behavior make them a popular choice among aquarists looking to add interest and color to their tanks. With proper care and a suitable environment, they can thrive and bring joy to the aquarium setting.