Entries Tagged ‘livebearers’

Guppies – Poecilia reticulata

The Guppy, Poecilia reticulata, also known as millions fish, is without doubt the prettiest of all freshwater fishes. Wild guppies were discovered by Robert John Lechmere Guppy in Trinidad in 1866. Today, human-bred guppies, i.e. fancy guppies are very popular in freshwater aquariums. Within this species there are many color strains and no two fishes […]

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How to Breed Guppies

Guppies are categorized as viviparous livebearers, i.e. the embryo develops inside the mother and she then gives live birth. The gestation period for a pregnant female is about 22 to 33 days. Guppies are prolific breeders, and a small tank could get overpopulated within a few months. You can make decent profits trading guppies to […]

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Guppy fry care

Tank The fry tank can be a simple tank, and you will need to provide filtration, lighting and a minimum temperature of 24°C. As the fry mature and are separated(see later), place them in larger tanks for quicker growth. Feeding Feed them 5 times a day during the first four weeks. Grind any big food […]

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