The Guppy is an exotically coloured fish. The Guppies have different distinct coloration and body which makes it a highly sought addition to the community aquarium.
The Guppy is also very hardy and quick to mature, which makes it attractive to both beginning and advanced hobbyists. Guppies are distinguished by different patterns with vertical bars on its lower body. For the best care, house the farm-raised Guppies in an aquarium of at least 50 litres.
Because of its hardiness, it is tolerant of small changes in water parameters. However, care should be taken to keep temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check. Guppies are very peaceful fish and should be housed with freshwater tank mates of similar temperament.
The female in this pair is of an assorted variety. However, you can easily differentiate the male from the female. The male guppy is smaller in size, has brighter coloration with a bigger tail fin, and a pointed anal fin.
The female is larger in size with duller coloration, has a rounded anal fin, and a pregnancy patch on the lower portion of the body. Ideally, the aquarium should have a covering of floating ferns and a breeding box to protect the fry.
Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food and pulverized flakes. Guppies are omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.
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