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An Introduction to Guppies

An Introduction to Guppies - Canada Guppies

     Guppies are smaller fish and they do not require much water, and you may even want to get some tankmates for breeding them, or for creating community tanks. Guppies can be kept in small tanks or community tanks, just be aware they breed Quickly, so you are more than likely to go from a trio to a colony in a few months.

          guppy colony

     Guppies are shoaling species, meaning that they like to be kept in a reasonably large group in order to thrive. Since guppies will thrive in a tank of 3 or more residents, you will need to have a fish tank of reasonable size for them. We usually recommend 10 gallons but guppies can be kept in as small as 5 gallon aquariums. Keep an eye out for predatory fish in the tank, and ensure that Guppies have lots of hiding places for themselves and their young. You can't go wrong with some plants!

 

      

     As for filtration a simple Sponge filter is generally the best option for their tanks. Sponge filters are my go-to choice for filtering guppies aquariums, since they are incredibly durable and perform an outstanding job of keeping your tank water clear without being expensive or killing fry.

¬† ¬† ¬†Guppies¬†are very adaptable to new tank environments, we recommend temperature of 76-78¬įF and using some crushed coral if you have soft water.¬†swell as all the basics¬†of a cycled aquarium.

              

     You can feed your guppies either processed foods, like quality pellets my favourite is Hikari fancy guppy, or live/frozen foods, such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and mosquito larvae. You can feed infant fish fry foods or baby brine shrimp until they are big enough for pellets. Adult guppies love baby brine shrimp too!

     Keep in mind that, just like other fish, guppy fish will also eat everything that is tasty and found in the fish tank, including eggs and fry. When building a mixed fish tank with Guppies or you wish to add Guppies to an existing tank, you will need to think about what fish will either eat them or at least nibble on their long fins.

               

     In the end keeping guppies is one of the most rewarding and exiting experiences a fish keeper can have! We have many strains for sale and even if you don't get one of our quality trios we still think you would love keeping the millionfish fish!

 

 

 

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