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guppy fish care

The guppy fish are one of the favorite aquarium fishes. These are small in size with vibrant colors. Males are generally more colorful and smaller in size as compared to female.
They are very cheap but some types may be expensive. Guppy fish are live bearers which means they directly give birth to babies just like molly fish. They require less water as compared to other fish and care is easy. You can put 1 inch of guppy fish in per gallon of water. Guppy fish can eat wide range of food live as well as frozen. You can give them brine shrimps, tropical flakes, floating type food, blood worms. Give them 2-3 times per day. Don't over feed them it may be harmful for you guppies. If food is still present for 3 minutes that means that you are overfeeding them. Guppy fish are peaceful by nature but sometime may become territorial. Put them in a group of 5 or more.
They like brackish water in tank so put 1 teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon of water. They can survive in wide range of temperature 23 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius. Provide them lots of hiding places and live plants to decrease stress on them in the form of fish tank decorations. Try to put 2 -3 females per male because male may chase female for breeding and females will get exhausted and may die. Change about 25 % of water once in a week. Do not mix any large fish other wise guppy will serve as food for them. Also don't put them with any fin nipping fish.

Breeding : live bearers like molly , easy

Food : Omnivorous may eat almost anything

Temperature : 23- 30 degree Celsius

Lifespan : 3-5 years

Size : 1 to 2.5 inches

Care : Easy