The Guppy is one of the most well-known and popular aquarium fish for both beginners and seasoned aquarists alike. Breeds very easily, best kept with similar sized fish in a planted community tank. Do not keep with fin-nippers such as Tiger Barbs. Suitable for nano tanks. These fish are generally robust and can tolerate a wide range of aquarium conditions and for this reason they are often recommended for beginners.
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Features of Male Guppy:
- Male guppies have bright, vibrant colors, and the body shape is long and thin.
- Guppy will reach full-size maturity in about six months.
- Originated from South America
- Max Size : 4-6cm
- Care Level : Easy
The Best Aquarium Size for Guppies:
Being small fish, guppies don’t need enormous amounts of room.Each 3cm guppy should have at least 4L of water. 20L Aquarium = 3 guppies If you are planing to add live plants or fake plants, decorations in your aquarium, you need to think about a bigger tank for your fishes.
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The Best Mix of Guppy Males and Females:
- Guppies should be kept in trios : 2-3 females to each male.
- You can also setup a males-only or females-only guppy tank.
Guppies accept a high variety of food. However, they should be given a diet with high vegetable content, so good mixture of foods is ideal. You can give them vegie flakes, spirulina tabs, frozen food and live food. Check out our Top Rated Natural Fish Foods.
Guppy Male Assorted Tank Guide:
The temperature of your guppy’s tank should match that of its native, natural habitat. Ideal water temperatures sit between at a stable number between 22⁰C – 26⁰C.
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You can choose to use lighting in your aquarium if that’s what you prefer. Easily replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (12 hours of light every 24 hours.)
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Plants for Guppies:
It’s suitable to use many different kinds of plants for guppies and decorations.
Java moss: a low-light plant that doesn’t require too much care, java moss grows easily and constantly once it attaches itself to the substrate;
Amazon sword plant: its wide and long leaves are great if you want to hide aquarium equipment, plus it offers cover for fry or expectant guppies;
Rotala Rotundifolia: If you want something more special, this plant has interesting leaves that can become reddish if the plant receives enough light; a compact and bushy plant that’s relatively undemanding;
Cryptocoryne Wendtii: a slow-growing plant that doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance.
Decorations for Guppies: