How to control guppy population

Guppy male to female ratioThis is a guest post by Peter Hartono, the founder and CEO of Just Aquatic.

Overpopulation of guppies and their fry is one of the common problems that aquarists may have experienced at one time or another. Knowing how to ‘nip the problem in the bud’ will help eliminate and/or control the problem. Here are common methods that are used to address the problem. [Continue reading]

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. 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 … [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]