Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Poecilia reticulata are also known as the millionfish, this is the most common guppy that we see mostly in fish tanks, and this name is widly agreed upon as the correct name for the breed and sometimes know as Poecilia "Lebistes" reticulatus
Poecilia wingei, known to aquarists as Endler's guppy or Endler's livebearer, is a breed of Molly in the genus Poecilia, native to the Paria Peninsula, Venezuela.
Micropoecilia picta - This is a smaller member of the Poeciliidae family that lives in slightly salty waters.
The Guppy belongs to the Livebearer group and will give birth to free swimming fry instead of laying eggs. Guppy fry need to be fed more often then adult Guppy fish at least four or five feedings a day is recommended.
The Guppy originates from fresh and slightly salty waters in South and Central America. In Florida in the U.S. you can find guppys in the water. The Guppy has been deliberately set free in several Asian waters in an attempt to combat malaria by decreasing the number of mosquitoes.
guppys come in all shapes and colors, the most common colors are red, green and blue. Different Guppys include Flagtail guppy, Veiltail guppy, Lyretail guppy, Lacetail guppy, DPoecilia Libestes Reticulata Bottom and Double swordtail guppy, Long fin guppy, Fantail guppy, Red tail guppy, Triangle tail guppy, Rounded guppy, Fancy guppy, Tuxedo guppy, Glass guppy, Grass guppy, Mosaic guppy, King Cobra guppy, Snakeskin guppy and Peacock guppy.
You should have more than one guppy in a fish tank, larger aquarium that can house several Guppies is recommended. You will also need basic equipment: a heater, thermometer to keep the water temperature sutable, a filter to handle the proper gallons of tank water, fish net, an algae scrubber to keep the aquarium clean, and an air stone or similar to keep the water high in oxygen. You can also use rocks, fake branches and fake weeds to decorate the aquarium. The bottom of the aquarium should be covered with gravel. You need to buy a dechlorinating chemical from your fish store to remove harmful chlorine from the tap water. Your Guppies will do best if you keep the water temperature between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the aquarium, and the pH between 6.8 and 7.6.
Your Guppies should be fed once or twice a day. It is very important not to over-feed your Guppy.put a little food in your tank and see if it is consumed in a few minutes. If not, you are feeding your Guppy to much food in one serving. Ask your pet store for the right fish food. A flake food diet is good for the Guppies, but should ideally be supplemented with live food. Your Guppy can survive on flake food for life, but the live food makes the Guppy more well-nourished. Live or frozen Brine Shrimp is a popular Guppy fish food. Micro Worms, Bloodworms, Fruit Flies, Mosquito larvae, chopped up Earthworms are other suitable food for your Guppy.