How hard are they to keep?
We would class this fish as an easy care level. Ideal for a peaceful community tank.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
Guppies originated from Trinidad and Venezuela. The wild guppy is a plain fish and bares no comparison to cultivated forms of today. Wild guppies have been introduced to many parts of the world to try and control mosquitoes as they love eating the larvae and they are prolific breeders.
How many can I keep?
Best kept in groups, the males are the favourites due to their flowing caudal fins, there are almost limitless permutations of colouration. Although the females are less colourful it is important to include them as the males require them to show off to.
What are the ideal water conditions?
A PH level of 6.5-8 and temperature of 18-25c.
What do you feed them?
They are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried and flake foods.
How compatible is it with other fish?
Ideal addition to the community aquarium. Their trailing fins do however make them susceptible to more aggressive fish.
How do you breed them?
Easy to breed. Females produce 20-40 live young on a regular basis. Males are sexually mature at 12 weeks and females earlier than that. feed fry tiny frozen or dried food.