Guppy Tank Conditions: The Ideal Water Parameters for Your Guppies

This is a guest post by Peter Hartono, the founder and CEO of Just Aquatic.

Do guppies need a filter?

Don’t keep your guppy in poor quality water!

Guppies (Poecilia libestes reticulata) are one of the most popular fish species for beginners. They are quite hardy and can easily adjust to fluctuations in water conditions than most species of fish.

Guppies are endemic to the fresh and brackish waters of the Amazon River and on several islands in the Caribbean. It is one of the smallest live-bearing fish species, with females reaching only 2.5 inches and males slightly smaller.

In order to ensure that guppies thrive well under tank conditions, there is a need to mimic as much as possible their Amazonian habitat. You can achieve this ideal environment by focusing on the important water parameters. [Continue reading]

Breeding guppies: Selective breeding

Selective breeding means deliberately breeding guppies with certain traits (such as a particular color or tail shape), and phasing out undesirable characteristics. In order to achieve this, you need to do a reasonable amount of forward planning, … [Continue reading]

Breeding guppies: Selecting color and shape

When you begin breeding guppies, it is a good idea to decide upon the specific characteristics that you would ultimately like your breeding lines to possess, and tailor your breeding programs to achieve them. There are various different factors to … [Continue reading]

Guppy fry care: how to look after baby guppies

Guppy fry care is a key stage in breeding guppies. Guppy fry are not reliant upon their mothers for any of their needs, and adult guppies may even eat their young, so it is important to keep the fry protected from larger fish. Keeping your fry … [Continue reading]

Breeding guppies in 7 easy steps

Once you’ve got all of the equipment you need to begin breeding guppies, the fun begins! Choosing your first adult guppies that will be the beginning of your line is a process that can take some time. A vital part of breeding guppies is selecting … [Continue reading]

Breeding guppies: Equipment

If you are considering making your first foray into the interesting and very rewarding world of breeding guppies, it is entirely possible to simply stock your tank with male and female guppies and let them do what comes naturally! Breeding guppies … [Continue reading]

Guppy Food: Feeding your guppies

What do guppies eat? An essential part of proper guppy care is learning about guppy food and making sure that your guppies eat the right things. Eating the wrong type or the wrong amount of food can be very bad for your guppies' health. In this … [Continue reading]

Sexing guppies: The difference between male and female guppies

Are you wondering whether your guppies are male or female? Fortunately, it's very easy to tell the difference between a male guppy and a female guppy. Unlike some fish, such as goldfish, where the differences between males and females are quite … [Continue reading]

Keeping just one guppy: Can you keep a guppy alone?

As guppies are most often seen in groups, many new fish keepers wonder if they can keep one guppy on its own. Can you keep just one guppy? Or do they need tank mates? Read on to find out... … [Continue reading]