The guppy (Poecilia reticulata), is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish, and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species. It is a member of the Poeciliidae family and, like all other members of the family, is live-bearing. Guppies, whose natural range is in northeast South America, were introduced to many habitats and are now found all over the world.
The Guppy is one of the most popular aquarium fish due to its easy living habitat and cosmetic beauty. They are highly adaptable and thrive in many different environmental and ecological conditions. Male guppies, which are smaller than females, have ornamental caudal and dorsal fins, while females are duller in color. Wild guppies generally feed on a variety of food source including benthic algae and aquatic insect larvae.
The Guppy fish is peaceful so we have a bunch of them in the same aquarium. It should be noted that the guppy fish are not very compatible with the territorial fish, since the latter prefer large, quiet spaces, and the active nature of guppies can invade the territory of more aggressive fish and become uncomfortable for them.
Guppy is often found in community aquariums, but Guppies with long and flowing fins can be harassed by fin-nippers and should not be combined with such fishes. Guppies should ideally be kept in groups in a well-planted aquarium since this will make them less shy and reduce the amount of stress. Guppies fish are beautiful but extremely slow compared to the zebrafish and other and this was my problem. The fish in my tank completely destroyed his tail and not know if he will recover.
Guppy fish are warm water fish. The recommended water temperature for Guppy is 75-85° F and the pH level should ideally be from 6.8 to 7.6.
Size of guppies
The size of guppies vary, but males are typically 1.5–3.5 centimeters (0.6–1.4 in) long, while females are 3–6 centimeters (1.2–2.4 in) long.
Temperature for guppies
Water temperature for Guppy 25.5 and 27.8 °C (78 and 82 °F)
pH levels or guppies
pH level should ideally be from 6.8 to 7.6
Price for buying Guppies
Rather Not expensive
How to Take Care Guppies
Pretty easy for Novice.
The guppies are omnivores and enjoy meat and vegetables. Guppies should be feeding it several times a day, provided that it is small portions because guppy s’ metabolism is very fast.. They love live foods , such as salt or brine shrimp White worms . But also eat dry food, flakes, pellets or freeze-dried.
A male guppy can fertilize 3 to 5 females. The guppy eggs are fertilized in the mother’s body, abiding in him, until the moment of birth. With three months the female guppy already reaches sexual maturity. Their gestation is around 22-26 days and the interval between births slightly larger. Usually born 30-60 guppy fry . That depends on the size of the female and the quality of the food. The first pregnancy, independent of other factors typically produces few minnows. There are mothers who ignore their children, there are those who promptly devour them (cannibalism). Some form of protection should be provided as dense plants, screens, plastic colanders from pasta or any device serving as a shelter. The fry can stay up to two days without food, as born with a yolk sac
Male and Female Guppy That is very easy to separate sex between them.